The white house criticized the possible blocking Twitter in Russia

WASHINGTON, 20 Dec – RIA Novosti, Ekaterina Sobol. The white house will react negatively, if Roskomnadzor will decide because of violations of the law on personal data to block Twitter in Russia, said during a regular briefing for journalists the representative of Department Sarah Sanders.

Earlier, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov in an interview with RT in Russian said that in 2018, his office will check whether Twitter its promise for the enforcement of the legislation on personal data retention Russians on the territory of Russia.

“Generally speaking, we cannot support the closure by the authorities of American business and I see no reason why in any particular case must be of a different opinion,” she said.

The law on personal data entered into force on 1 September 2015. It requires to store personal data of Russian citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation. Sites offenders on the basis of a court decision should be made by Roskomnadzor in a special register in the case of failure to correct violation — blocked.