Radio Free Europe reports that Russian authorities have allegedly told Twitter that it must store Russian users’ data in the country or face the potential of being blocked and fined. Russian Internet regulator Roskomnadzor issued the warning, even though in July it had said Twitter would not have to comply with Russia’s new data localization law. Roskomnadzor told Financial Times that the situation for Twitter has now changed. Roskomnadzor head Alexander Zharov said Twitter “changed their user agreement some months ago. And if you read that, people must provide a set of metadata, which in our understanding as a whole counts as personal data and allows to identify an individual.”
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