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Russia: Tagansky District Court of Moscow fines Facebook RUB 4M for data protection violations

The Tagansky District Court of Moscow ('the Court') announced, on 13 February 2020, that it had fined Facebook, Inc. RUB 4 million (approx. €58,000), for violations in the field of data protection. In particular, the Court found that Facebook had violated Article 13.11(8) of the Code of Adminstrative Offences of the Russian Federation, which, among other things, imposes the requirement to record, organise, and store the personal data of Russian citizens in databases located in the Russian Federation. Finally, the Court noted that the decisions may be appealed within ten days of receipt. 

You can read the press release, only available in Russian, here.