Roskomnadzor sent a request to the company demanding to provide information on the localization of databases of personal data of Russian citizens, the agency told Izvestia. The SpeedTest application processes data received from mobile devices in Russia about the location of users, IP addresses, Internet connection speed, and then they leak to servers in Germany, which is contrary to the law of the Russian Federation. The information that the service collects can also be enriched and demanded by spammers, scammers, blackmailers and foreign intelligence services, experts say. This is reported by Izvestia with reference to the materials of the Ministry of Finance.
The Ministry of Finance said that the agency is aware of violations by the developer SpeedTest. Roskomnadzor sent a request to Ookla LLC with a request to provide information on the localization of databases of personal data of Russian citizens. According to the law “On Personal Data”, the operator is obliged to ensure the storage of such information on the territory of the Russian Federation, the agency explained. If the company is unable to confirm the localization of bases in Russia, it faces a fine of up to 6 million rubles, representatives of Roskomnadzor warned.
Roskomnadzor sent a request to Ookla LLC with a request to provide information about the localization of databases of personal data of Russians. At the same time, the Ministry of Finance reported that the department is aware of violations by the developer SpeedTest.
SpeedTest is installed on more than 2 million Russian mobile devices, it accounts for more than 90% of the Russian Internet speed measurement market. The monthly audience of SpeedTest is 105.2 million users. The United States is in first place in terms of the number of visitors with 12.5% of visits per month, followed by India with 9.7% and Russia in third place with 6.8%.