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Sen. Wants Probe Into Twitter Compliance

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & RUSSIA

August 29, 2013

Russian Sen. Ruslan Gattarov says Twitter’s privacy policies violate Russian and European data protection laws, Rapsi News reports. Gattarov has asked the prosecutor general, the head of the federal communications agency and the Council of Europe’s data protection commissioner to conduct an investigation. He alleges certain parts of Twitter’s policies violate Russian users’ rights, including the omission of explanation for the reason personal data is collected and the lack of a translation of part of its policy into Russian.
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