Last year, Russia penalized Google 3 million roubles ($46,540) for not storing Russian users’ confidential metadata on Russian soil.
Russia’scommunication regulator, Roskomnadzor, made it known to the public on Friday that Google and other six international technology firms have allege6 violate personal data laws
Since Russia pushed tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24, it has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data, and local representation in a simmering disagreement that has erupted into a full-fledged information war.
The year before, Russia fined Google 3 million roubles ($46,540) for failing to store Russian users’ personal data in databases on Russian soil, and it announced on Friday that it had opened a new case against Google for “repeated failures to comply with Russian legislation.”
According to Roskomnadzor, Google might face a fine of between 6 and 18 million roubles.
The regulator also announced that it has initiated cases against Airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, Apple, and United Parcel Service for alleged first-time offenses that could result in fines ranging from 1-6 million roubles.
Likeme was unavailable for comment, and the other five companies had no quick response.