Roskomnadzor threatened Facebook lock
The head of Roskomnadzor Mikhail Zharov at the press conference informed the media that Facebook can block in territory of Russia the following year. Such harsh measures the authorities will have to take if the company refuses to comply with Russian legislation, namely 242 th Federal law on personal data localization.
“The law is mandatory for all. In any case, we will ensure that the law was fulfilled, or the company will cease to operate on the territory of the Russian Federation, as, unfortunately, happened with LinkedIn. There are no exceptions”, – said Zharov. We will remind, last year the foreign Internet-platform that unites professionals in different areas that are inaccessible.
While employees Zuckerberg did not send official letters to Russian officials. According to Zharova, at the moment the company continues to respond in the style of “we are considering options,” how to comply with the law in the future. But if the leadership of Facebook will not indicate a specific timeline for localization of personal data, as did Twitter, the resource will cease its activities throughout the Russian Federation.
According to the latest amendments to the law “On personal data”, all Russian or foreign companies engaged in cooperation with Russian users are obliged to provide recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, specification of personal data using databases located on the territory of the Russian Federation.