June 6, 2019 / 3:33 PM / 3 months ago

Russian watchdog asks Instagram to explain reported data leak: RIA

FILE PHOTO: The Instagram application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has formally asked Instagram to explain reports of a big data leak on the social network last month, RIA news agency cited the watchdog’s head Alexander Zharov as saying on Thursday.

“We’ve sent a request, we’ve had nothing back yet,” Zharov was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Alexandra Hudson

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