Russia on Friday launched administrative proceedings against Facebook’s WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to restrict data of Russian users in the Russian region, the Interfax news agency reported.
There was no quick remark from Facebook.
A day earlier, a Russian court fined Alphabet’s Google 3 million roubles for violating personal data legislation and registered administrative procedures against Facebook and Twitter for a similar offense.
The cases are part of a wider disagreement among Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow regularly fining social-media giants for failing to remove banned content and seeking to compel foreign tech firms to open offices in Russia.
WhatsApp could be fined between 1 million and 6 million roubles ($13,700 to $82,250), Interfax revealed, referring to court documents. A court date has not yet been set.