17 Jan 2022 13:51

Israeli online platform MyHeritage fined 1.5 mln rubles over refusal to localize Russian citizens' data

MOSCOW. Jan 17 (Interfax) - A magistrates' court in Moscow has found the MyHeritage platform guilty of an administrative offense, i.e. the refusal to localize data of Russian citizens in the Russian territory, for the first time on Monday.

"MyHeritage Ltd. has been found guilty of an administrative offense and fined 1.5 million rubles," the court told Interfax.

MyHeritage is an international online platform that allows its users to create family websites, exchange photos and videos, make family tree charts, search for ancestors, and arrange DNA tests for genealogical purposes. Founded in Israel in 2003, the company says that its platform has over 100 million users.