A CCTV news report has revealed that Apple has been sued in Russia for the first time. Apple’s refusal of localizing used data is the reason for this legal battle. This is not the first time this has happened. There are many sanctions that have been imposed on Russia. Everything is the result of Russia’s unilateral invasion of Ukraine. Even with huge limitations, some tech companies want to continue offering their services in the country. Some tech companies are trying to ban the country. The Russian government has adopted new measures to “retaliate”, in effect, against these tech companies.
Article 13.11 of Part 8 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia states that operators who do not comply with Russian personal data legislation in collecting information via the Internet or other channels will face prosecution. According to Moscow’s Tagansky district court No. The case will be heard by 422 on June 28. The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service granted permission in April to begin an antitrust investigation into App Store. This is a curious development, particularly considering that Apple and other tech giants have placed limits on Russia.
Russia Targeting Apple’s Share
Apple has been restricting Russia’s use and making the platform less relevant. This is Apple’s way of supporting Ukraine and following the West’s sanctions. The Russian Minister of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media says that this will end Apple’s relevance to the country. Maksut Shadayev says that due to the difficulty in downloading and paying for apps, Apple iPhone users will drop. Market share will drop sharply by 2024.
Recall that Apple had announced the end of iPhone sales in Russia due to the ongoing conflict with Russia and Ukraine. The company continues to do so. Although there is support for devices already on the market, it appears that this will change in the near future.
It’s worth noting that Apple isn’t the only company Russia has on its radar. Other big tech companies are also being sued by the country. This list includes Google, Pinterest, Likeme, and Twitch. It is worth noting that Google was fined for the first time in violation of the personal data laws last year. This was before all. The fine for the company is 3 million rubles (or $46,540). This is also due to Google’s failure to comply with Russian users’ personal information stored in the country.
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