On the heels of a Facebook messaging breach in Russia, an administrative action was taken against Facebook and Twitter for failing to comply with its data laws.
Roskomnadzor, the federal executive body that oversees censorship in media and telecommunications said the two networks have not communicated when they would meet Russia’s requirement that all servers containing Russia’s personal data be physically located in the country.
Russia informed the two companies on Dec. 17 that they needed to provide a response in 30 days. The move could mean future restrictions for the two companies. Facebook said it will extend its efforts to control misuse and will close 500 accounts associated with the two misinformation campaigns based out of Russia. Both companies could face fines.