Largest Russian Social Network Sued for Sharing USer Data with Police

Largest Russian Social Network Sued for Sharing USer Data with Police

VKontakte, Russia’s biggest social network, was recently sued for sharing the personal data of its users with the authorities.  

The lawsuit, which was filed by Lilia Chanysheva with the Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg, sought to ask the court to declare the social network’s actions unlawful and recover 100,000 rubles ($1,500) in moral damages.

It was revealed that a high-ranking police officer of Bashkortostan’s anti-extremist center requested the information from Vkontakte, which included the time and date of the account’s creation as well as personal data used during registration.

Source: Russian Legal Information Agency

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