Snapchat’s primogenitor association says a US messaging app has been purebred with Russia’s record regulator though a knowledge.
Snap told a BBC that a Roskomnadzor group had unilaterally put it on a register of information distributors.
The pierce means Snapchat will be compulsory to keep all messages for 6 months and make them permitted to a Russian confidence services.
Snap pronounced it had no goal of complying with a rule.
A orator for a association pronounced it had supposing “very simple hit information” to Roskomnadzor, though “not for a purpose of induction us”.
Snap is a initial Western amicable media association to find itself on a list. Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger have not been added.
Russia’s new information laws need “information placement organisers” to register with a regulator and store users’ information for 6 months. The mandate come into force subsequent year.
Companies contingency also palm over their encryption keys when asked, in line with Russian anti-terror legislation.
Non-compliance comes with a risk. Chinese messaging use WeChat was blocked progressing this year, Russian website VC.Ru reported [in Russian].
Snap does not have a specific figure for Russian users, though says there are 57 million daily users in Europe as a whole.