New Delhi: Russia on Friday launched administrative proceedings against Facebook`s WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to localise data of Russian users on Russian territory, the Interfax news agency reported.
There was no immediate comment from Facebook.
A day earlier, a Russian court fined Alphabet Inc.`s Google 3 million roubles for violating personal data legislation and registered administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for the same offence.
The cases are part of a wider spat between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to remove banned content and seeking to compel foreign tech firms to open offices in Russia. Also Read: Secure your future with India Post: Get Rs 3300 pension by investing Rs 50,000
WhatsApp could be fined between 1 million and 6 million roubles ($13,700 to $82,250), Interfax reported, citing court documents. A court date has not yet been set. Also Read: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed Nazara posts Rs 13.6 crores net profit
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