Russia has launched administrative proceedings in opposition to Facebook’s WhatsApp for what it explained was a failure to localise details of Russian people on Russian territory, the Interfax information agency noted.
There was no instant comment from Fb.
A working day earlier, a Russian court docket fined Google 3 million roubles (A$fifty six,000) for violating own details laws and registered administrative proceedings in opposition to Fb and Twitter for the identical offence.
The scenarios are section of a broader spat in between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to clear away banned content and trying to find to compel foreign tech companies to open up workplaces in Russia.
WhatsApp could be fined in between 1 million and 6 million roubles, Interfax noted, citing court docket paperwork. A court docket date has not nevertheless been established.