One question that kept popping up at the International Privacy + Security Forum conference in D.C. two weeks ago had to do with data localization requirements. I was surprised to read this report from Catalin Cimpanu about how small some fines have been:
A Moscow court fined Facebook today 3,000 rubles (approximately $47) for failing to comply with a data privacy law and store data of Russian Facebook users on servers located inside Russia.
The legal proceedings started after a complaint from Roskomnadzor (Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media), the country’s telecommunications watchdog.
Roskomnadzor lodged a complaint after Facebook failed to comply with Russia’s data localization legislation —Federal Law No. 242-FZ.
Read more on ZDNet.