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Roskomnadzor: Twitter agreed to move personal data of Russians in Russia

Twitter agreed to postpone the data of Russian citizens on Russian servers by the middle of 2018. The company formally notified Roskomnadzor.

“Twitter confirmed in an official letter that will transfer personal data of Russians in the Russian server, — said the head of the Department Alexander Zharov. — At present the American company is in the process of determining what information about Russian citizens and organizations involved in commercial relations Twitter in Russia can be allocated to storage in the Russian Federation”. He noted that the company promises to transfer data up to mid-2018

In March, the Roskomnadzor held a meeting with Vice-President Twitter, and coordinator of public policy of the microblogging service in Russia. The sides discussed issues of cooperation in the execution of the Russian legislation.

Twitter processes personal data, and under current law, have to store personal data of Russians in Russia.

In Roskomnadzor believe that the dataset that require in their user agreements that Twitter and Facebook allow you to identify a person then fall under the definition of personal data prescribed in the law.

From 1 September 2015 in Russia there is a law obliging Russian and foreign companies to store data of Russian users in Russia. After the law came into force, Roskomnadzor said that store data of Russian users in Russia agreed Google and Apple.

In November 2016, Roskomnadzor blocked professional social network LinkedIn because of the reluctance of companies to store data of Russian users in Russia. The Department claimed that LinkedIn collects and transmits data of Russian users without their consent.

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