According to a new report from CCTV reports, Apple is being sued for the first time in Russia. The reason behind the legal battle is with Apple’s refusal to make the data area used. This kind of situation will certainly not be the last. After all, there are a lot of sanctions on Russia. Everything is the result of one national decision of the invasion of Ukraine. Some technology companies are trying to keep their operations in the country, even with huge restrictions. Others, however, are legislating in the country. Thus, the Russian government is taking new measures against these technology companies, in order to establish a “revenge” system for these companies.
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 the Russian personal data law when receiving information via the Internet and other channels will be held accountable. Apparently, the Tagansky District Court of Moscow No. 422 will hear the case on June 28. In April this year, the Russian authorities, from the Bureau of Antimonopoly of the Russian Federation granted permission to launch a criminal investigation into the App Store. It is curious to see this happening now, especially now, that Apple and other technology giants are putting limits on Russia.
Apple has limited its use of Russia and making smaller altars. It is an industrial way to support Ukraine and follow Western sanctions. However, Russia’s Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Media Mass said this would put an end to Apple’s presence in the country. According to Maksut Shadayev, problems in paying and receiving applications, the number of Apple iPhone users will decline. There will be a significant reduction in market share by the end of 2024.
Read also: WhatsApp will no longer work in the next iPhone acquisitions To remember, due to the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Apple announced the launch of iPhone sales in Russia. However, the company still continues to do so. There is also support for devices on the market, but apparently, this will change soon.
Note that Apple is not the only company on the Russian radar. The country is also suing other big technologies. The list includes Google, Airbnb, Pinterest, Likeme, Twitch, and United Parcel Service Inc. All of these companies are in a position to “violate personal data rules”. It is worth noting, however, that Google had its first fine last year. Before the road, before everything. The fine of the company reached 3 million rubles ($ 46,540). It also came as a result of Google’s inconsistency in storing the personal data of Russian users in the country.