Russia fines streaming company Twitch for data storage

In this illustration, an American live streaming service Twitch logo is displayed on a smartphone and a PC screen. (Photo illustration by Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)

A Moscow court has ruled that video streaming service Twitch has a fine of 2 million rubles ($ 37,736) in one of several cases expected on Tuesday due to alleged lack of localization of Russian citizens’ personal data from foreign companies.

Moscow has clashed with Big Tech over content, censorship, data and local representation in a smoldering conflict that has erupted into a full-fledged information battle since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on 24 February.

Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor opened administrative cases against Alphabet Inc’s Google and six other foreign technology companies, including Twitch, in late May for alleged breaches of personal data laws.

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Russia fines streaming company Twitch for data storage

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