Russia Delays Enforcement of Data Storage Requirements

Russia is postponing a showdown with a handful of technology titans, including Facebook Inc., over installing data centers on Russian soil, handing an interim victory to companies that have resisted the divisive new rule. Ahead of a law that goes into effect Tuesday requiring companies to store and process data about Russian users within the country’s borders, Russian regulators have told companies such as Facebook, Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. that they don’t plan to check until at least January whether the companies are in compliance, executives and Russian officials said.