The Swedish company Spotify and the American Airbnb received administrative fines in the amount of 6 million rubles. each for repeated refusal to localize the data of citizens of the Russian Federation, transferred Interfax.
According to the decision of the acting magistrate judge of court district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, Alexandra Mikhaleva, both companies stored personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation without using databases located in the country. According to Roskomnadzor protocols, companies place personal data of Russians on servers with the EU and the USA.
Spotify and Airbnb were found guilty under Part 9 of Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (repeated failure to fulfill obligations to localize personal data of Russians). The judge fined the companies 6 million rubles. each is the minimum amount of an administrative fine for legal entities for a repeated violation. Representatives of the companies were not present at the meeting.
In the summer of 2022, the Moscow Magistrate Court fined the housing search service Airbnb 2 million rubles. for refusing to localize Russian data. Spotify received a fine “below the lowest” of 500 thousand rubles. for a primary violation.
In October, the Magistrate of the 422nd judicial district of the Tagansky district of Moscow fined the Zoom video conferencing service 15 million rubles. for repeated failure to fulfill obligations to localize personal data of Russians (Part 9 of Article 13.11 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation). The esports platform Face It Limited was also fined 1 million rubles.