April 16, 2019 / 10:12 AM / 8 days ago

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

FILE PHOTO: Facebook and Twitter logos are seen on a shop window in Malaga, Spain, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/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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