As reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, on July 1, 2017, a new law took effect in Russia allowing for administrative enforcement actions and higher fines for violations of Russia’s data protection law.… Continue Reading
On November 10, 2016, Moscow’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision that LinkedIn violated Russia’s data localization law requiring Russian personal data to be stored within Russian territory. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s data protection authority, is now set to block access to the social media website across Russia.… Continue Reading
On January 13, 2016, the Russian Data Protection Authority (Roscommandzor) released its plan for audits this year to assess compliance with Russia’s data localization law, which became effective on September 1, 2015.… Continue Reading
In a recent article published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Privacy Perspectives, Hunton & Williams partner Manuel Maisog explains why lessons from China's past show that its future should have little room for data localization. This blog entry provides a link to the full article.… Continue Reading
On July 9, 2014, the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament approved a bill that will require companies to store personal data of Russian citizens in Russia. The bill reportedly has been signed into law by President Vladimir Putin and will become effective on September 1, 2016.… Continue Reading
Russian lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would amend existing privacy legislation to impose new obligations, including a data localization requirement, on companies engaged in the transmission or recording of electronic communications over the Internet.… Continue Reading
On July 25, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed amendments to Russia's personal data privacy law. Among other things, the amended law imposes new rules on transferring personal data outside of Russia.
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