Viber moved their servers to Russia
19.10.2015 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Messenger Viber placed in Russia servers with personal data of citizens in accordance with the new law, which entered into force in September. About this report “Izvestia” with reference to the Moscow representative of the company Viber Media Elena Grachev.
“In Russia will be kept of phone numbers, logins and passwords of users. Messages we do not store, they are on the devices of users,” she said. According to the company’s lawyers, messengers also fall under the law which requires to store personal data of Russians on servers located on the territory of the country.
As the newspaper notes, in the current year Roskomnadzor will not check Facebook, Twitter, Google, Samsung, and other online services for compliance with this law. Inspections will begin in 2016.
On 10 September it became known that Apple is within the law on the localization of personal data of citizens entered into an agreement to lease data center in Russia. Her partner was the company IXcellerate. According to sources, Apple will hold a tender in late July, in the data center, the company occupied less than 50 stands with its total of about 700 racks.
In the summer of 2015 about the beginning of the transfer of personal data of Russian users in the country was reported by Google, AliExpress, Ebay (and owned by the online auction PayPal), online booking system Booking.com and taxi service Uber. In particular, Booking.com also leases capacity for data storage at IXcellerate.
Amendments to the laws “On personal data” and “On information, information technologies and protection of information” came into force on 1 September 2015. The new rules require the operator to provide recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, updating, retrieval of personal data of Russian citizens using databases located on the territory of the country.
Resources companies whose policy for the storage and processing of such information will not meet the new legal requirements, will be made by Roskomnadzor in a special register and can be later blocked by a court decision.