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Insights from the Russian Data Protection Authority’s conference on personal data protection

Insights from the Russian Data Protection Authority’s conference on personal data protection

On 5 November 2014, the Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor,
held its fifth annual conference on “Personal Data Protection.” The conference
provided insight into the motivations prompting the enactment of Russia’s
data localization law – which requires the personal data of Russian citizens
to be stored within the territory of the Russian Federation. The conference
was well-attended.

Roskomnadzor officials stated that the purpose of the law is to ensure the
storage of personal data of Russian citizens within Russia in order to better
protect the data. He pointed out that the law contains no express prohibition
on cross-border data transfers, but cautioned that in each case, such transfers
should be conditioned on and connected with a legitimate purpose under Russian
data protection law beyond mere storage.

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