Roskomnadzor makes protocol against Twitter, to send it to magistrate within established time period - agency press secretary
MOSCOW. Feb 21 (Interfax) - Roskomnadzor has made a protocol of an administrative violation against Twitter for refusing to provide information on the localization of the messenger's Russian users' personal data on the territory of Russia, Roskomnadzor press secretary Vadim Ampelonsky said.
"The Roskomnadzor Directorate for the Central Federal District has made a protocol of an administrative violation against Twitter today. The protocol was made based on Article 19.7 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations [failure to provide information] as the company has not provided the necessary information on the localization of Russian users' personal data databases on the territory of Russia," Ampelonsky told reporters on Thursday.
"The protocol was made in the presence of a Twitter representative. The document will be sent to a magistrate within the period of time envisaged by the Russian Code of Administrative Violations for a decision to be made on administrative liability," the press secretary said.
"It will be sent to the magistrate within three working days," Ampelonsky told Interfax.
A lawyer for Twitter was present when the protocol was made, Ampelonsky said.
"He reflected the position of the company," he said.
Roskomnadzor is expected to publish its decision on administrative proceedings against Facebook within the near future.