April 16, 2019 / 10:10 AM / 2 months ago

Russia: Twitter, Facebook have nine months to comply with data law - Ifax

FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of the Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twitter and Facebook have nine months to comply with data law by moving Russian user data onto servers in Russia, Interfax cited communications watchdog head Alexander Zharov as saying on Tuesday.

Zharov was also quoted as saying he hoped Russia would not end up blocking Twitter and Facebook.

Reporting by Maia Kiselyova; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; editing by John Stonestreet

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