Facebook refuses to move servers to Russia

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With a new law requiring social media and internet service providers to store the data they hold concerning Russian users due to come into force on September 1, Facebook appears to be heading  for a showdown with the Russian authorities. According to a report in Vedomosti, its Director of Public Policy for the Nordics, Central, and Eastern Europe Thomas Myrup Kristensen has told thee telecoms watchdog, Roskomnadzor that it “does not consider it necessary to place the data of Russian users on Russian servers,” on the grounds that it does not consider the information it collects to be “personal data.” It is also claiming that the move would be economically inexpedient.