Russia’s communications regulator administrative Roskomnadzor stated on Friday it had opened instances towards Alphabet Inc’s Google and 6 different international know-how firms for alleged violations of non-public knowledge laws.
Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content material, censorship, knowledge and native illustration in a simmering dispute that has erupted right into a full-on data battle since Russia despatched tens of hundreds of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Russia fined Google 3 million roubles ($46,540) final yr for not storing the non-public knowledge of Russian customers in databases on Russian territory, and on Friday stated it had opened a brand new case over what it referred to as Google’s repeated failure to adjust to Russian laws.
Google, which declined to remark, may very well be fined between 6-18 million roubles, Roskomnadzor stated.
The regulator additionally stated it had opened instances towards six different firms – Airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, Apple and United Parcel Service – for alleged first-time offenses carrying a possible high-quality of 1-6 million roubles.
Likeme couldn’t be reached, whereas the opposite 5 firms had no speedy remark.