Zoom service faces a fine for violating operating rules in Russia

The Magistrate Court of the Tagansky District of Moscow received a protocol regarding the platform for organizing online conferences Zoom Video Communications in connection with the violation of the provisions of the law on “landing” in Russia, should from the court file.

According to the materials, the protocol against the company was drawn up under Part 2 of Art. 13.49 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, which implies liability for the work of foreign companies in Russia without a feedback form on its website, without registering a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and without a branch or Russian legal entity. For companies, the penalty includes a fine of 1/15 to 1/10 of annual revenue. A hearing in the case is scheduled for October 17.

Going to court in September entered another protocol for the company – 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). For legal entities, a fine of 6 million rubles is provided. up to 18 million rubles The hearing of the case is scheduled for October 12. In July 2022, the court fined the service 1 million rubles. for violation of this provision (Part 8 of Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation).

The law on “landing” came into force on January 1, 2022. It obliges foreign Internet companies with a daily audience of more than 500,000 users to open their authorized representative offices in Russia, create an electronic feedback form with Russian users, create a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and install the recommended traffic counter on your information resources. They must also limit access to information found to violate Russian law.

In February 2022 Roskomnadzor reportedthat Zoom Video Communications has registered a personal account on the department’s website. In addition, the company announced that it is working on creating a feedback form and is considering opening a representative office in Russia.

In August 2022 Roskomnadzor clarifiedthat Zoom does not comply with the requirement to remove prohibited information and the basic requirements of the law, and therefore search engines must mark the service as a violator of the law.

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