Russian Court Fines Tinder, Twitch for Refusing to Localize Data
A Russian court has fined Match Group, which operates the dating app Tinder, and streaming service Twitch, for repeated failure to localise data in accordance with Russian law.
The court fined Match Group 10 million rubles (around $104,000) and Twitch 13 million rubles (around $135,000).
The Federal Law on Personal Data requires Russian and foreign companies that collect Russian citizens’ personal data to use local data storage within Russia.
Match Group and Twitch have previously been fined for the same violation. In July 2022, Match Group was fined 2 million rubles (around $20,800).
Both companies have said they are working to comply with Russian law.
“We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations,” a Match Group spokesperson said. “We are working with the relevant authorities to resolve this matter.”
A Twitch spokesperson said the company is “reviewing the decision and will take appropriate steps.”