Russia fines Apple 2 million rubles over alleged data storage breach


The Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday that a Moscow court on Tuesday fined Apple 2 million rubles ($33,900) for allegedly refusing to store the data of Russian citizens in Russia.


Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data and local representation in a simmering dispute that has erupted into an uphill battle since Russia sent its armed forces to Ukraine on 24 february.

Taken from MacDailyNews: Well that’s it. Close up shop and declare bankruptcy. There’s no way Apple can afford such a fine. But if Apple tries to reimburse it, it should do so in kopeks.

MacDaily news note: Earlier this year, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor opened administrative lawsuits against Apple, Amazon-owned Twitch, Pinterest, Airbnb, UPS and other foreign companies, claiming the companies were in breach of data laws. personal.

In June, the Tagansky District Court fined Twitch, Pinterest and Airbnb 2 million rubles each. UPS was fined 1 million rubles.

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