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The law “on landing” of foreign IT giants came into force in Russia

Google logo MOSCOW, Jan 1 The law on the “landing” of foreign IT giants came into force on Saturday, foreign companies must, among other things, create their representative offices in Russia. The law applies to companies with a daily audience of more than 500 thousand Russian users, it obliges the owners of such information resources to work in Russia to create branches, representative offices or establish Russian legal entities, which should fully represent the interests of the parent companies and be the main channel for interaction of Russian regulators with them. Such obligations will also apply to hosting providers, operators of advertising systems and organizers of information dissemination on the Internet. , companies that fall under it will have to register a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website and use it to interact with government bodies of Russia, as well as post on their information resource an electronic form for feedback with Russian citizens and organizations. The document provides that in case of violation of the requirements, access to a foreign Internet resource may be partially limited or the resource may be completely blocked. Among the milder measures are informing users about the violation, a ban on the distribution of advertising of a foreign person or his Internet resource, a ban on the distribution of advertising on the resource itself, a restriction of money transfers and payment of Russian individuals and legal entities, a ban on search results, on the collection and cross-border transfer of personal data. In November, Roskomnadzor published a list of foreign Internet companies that are to open representative offices in the Russian Federation, it includes 13 foreign companies that own 22 information resources. According to the list, representative offices in the Russian Federation will have to be opened by Google (Google, Google Play, YouTube, YouTube Music, Google Chat, Gmail), Apple (iCloud, App Store, Apple Music), Meta Platforms (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp), Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Viber, Spotify, Likeme Pte. Ltd. (Likee), Discord, Pinterest and Twitch. The court fined TikTok four million rubles


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