The court fined Zoom 15 million rubles for repeated refusal to localize data

The Tagansky District Magistrate Court of Moscow fined the Zoom video communication service 15 million rubles. for repeated refusal to localize the data of Russian users on the territory of the Russian Federation. Vedomosti was informed about this in court.

Zoom Video Communications was found guilty under Part 9 of Art. 13.11 Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (repeated failure by the operator to store personal data in databases on the territory of the Russian Federation). The maximum fine for legal entities under this article is 18 million rubles.

The protocol against Zoom was submitted to the court in September 2023. In July 2022, the service was already fined 1 million rubles. for violation of this provision (Part 8 of Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).

On October 10, another protocol against Zoom became known. He was compiled according to Part 2 of Art. 13.49 Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, the company violated the provisions of the law on “landing” in Russia. According to the article, liability arises for the work of foreign companies in Russia without a feedback form on their website, without registering a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and without a branch or Russian legal entity. Zoom faces a fine of 1/15 to 1/10 of its annual revenue. A hearing in the case is scheduled for October 17.

According to the Personal Data Law of 2015, companies are required to store the data of Russians in databases located in Russia. In case of violation of the law under this article, the service may be blocked. In particular, in November 2016, the social network of business contacts LinkedIn (the site is blocked in Russia) refused to comply with the requirement and was included in the register of violators of the law on personal data. In December 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law imposing fines for this offense.

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