The court fined MyHeritage for the second time for refusing to localize Russian data

The court fined MyHeritage for the second time for refusing to localize Russian data

The Israeli online platform MyHeritage was fined again for refusing to locate these Russians. This time the amount of the fine was 6 million rubles, according to the official Telegram channel of the capital courts of general jurisdiction. Last year, for the same reason, the platform was fined 1.5 million rubles.

“By the decision of the justice of the peace of the judicial district N422 of the Tagansky district of the city of Moscow, the MyHeritage Ltd. online service. an administrative fine in the amount of 6,000,000 ₽ for committing an administrative offense provided for Part 9 of Art. 13.11 KpAP (Violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of personal data)”, the message states.

Social network and genealogy site MyHeritage was launched in 2003. The platform allows you to create pages dedicated to users’ families, share videos and photos, organize family events, create family trees, search for ancestors and do genealogical DNA tests.

For the first violation, the court can fine the company up to 6 million rubles. But since this is a repeated refusal to localize Russian data, the amount of the fine may increase to 18 million rubles.

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