Apple sued in Russia for the first time due to refusing to localize user data

TASS said on May 27 local time that Apple was sued for the first time in Russia for refusing to localize user data.

According to Article 13.11 of Part 8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, operators who fail to comply with the relevant provisions of Russian personal data legislation when collecting information through the Internet and other channels will be held accountable. Moscow's Tagansky District District Court No. 422 will hear the case on June 28.

In April of this year, Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has been granted permission to start an antitrust investigation into the App Store.

Recently, the Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media Maksut Shadayev said that due to difficulties in paying and downloading apps, the number of Russian users using the US Apple iPhone will decline, and its market share will decrease by the end of 2024. half.

Due to the outbreak of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, in early March this year, Apple announced that it would ban the sale of iPhone and other products in the Russian market.

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