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.
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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 Deadline for Compliance with Russian Localization Law Set for September 1, 2015

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.
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