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RUSSIA: HIGH FINES FOR VIOLATIONS OF DATA LOCALIZATION RULES

Russian law has recently changed to dramatically increase the penalties for non-compliance with the data localization rules. Since 2014, every operator (controller or processor) of personal data related to Russian individuals is obliged to maintain its database in Russia. This is the so-called “data localization rule”, which applies to foreign personal data operators, including those […]


PERSONAL DATA HANDLING AND PROCESSING IN RUSSIA

Does Russian law impose more stringent rules for specific types of PII? Under the law, all personal data is divided into general data, which includes an individual’s full name, passport details, profession and education, and in essence amounts to any personal data other than sensitive or biometric data; sensitive data, which includes data relating to […]


The GDPR: How will it affect multinational businesses in Russia and Russian businesses abroad?

How will GDPR affect multinational businesses in Russia and Russian businesses abroad? Anastasia Petrova, Associate at Alrud discusses how the jurisdictional scope and legal requirements under both the GDPR and Russian data protection legislation could produce duplicitous obligations for international companies. Petrovia said, “The world will never be the same and multinational companies will have […]


RUSSIA BLOCKS LINKEDIN AS A RESULT OF DATA LOCALISATION REQUIREMENT

In an unprecedented move, the Russian DPA, Roskomnadzor yesterday, 17 November, blocked access to the LinkedIn website in order to comply with a Moscow City Court ruling on 10 November. The court found that the company was in breach of the data localisation laws. The data localisation provisions in the Russian law require websites to […]


Russia Data Localization Update: Results from Regulatory Inspections Clarify Enforcement Approach

Roskomnadzor has been conducting compliance inspections both according to the plan and in individual cases when it has reason to do so. The results of those inspections and recent comments by the Head of Roskomnadzor, Mr. Zharov, all yield insights into the regulatory expectations and the risk of noncompliance with the data localization law. In […]


Russia Signs International Data Protection Convention

Russia has reinforced its commitment to the protection of personal data by ratifying the “Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data” (Convention 108). Thorbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary General, received Russia’s accession from Alexander Alekseev, the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Council. […]


Russia Amends Federal Data Protection Law; Privacy Enforcement on the Rise

The upper house of Russia’s federal legislature approved amendments to the country’s federal data protection law (in Russian). The amendments impose detailed information security requirements on businesses that process personal data and revise some of the statute’s data subject consent provisions. The amended law will come into force when it is published in the official […]




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