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Roscomnadzor has held an extended meeting with Internet service providers’ representatives discussing application of the law on personal data base localization in Russia

July 22, 2015

Roscomnadzor’s Situation Centre has hosted a meeting to discuss the forthcoming enactment of RF Federal Law No. 242-FZ dated 21 July 2014 (Federal Law On Amending Certain Laws of the Russian Federation to Modify Procedures of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunication Networks). The meeting was organized in conjunction with the Russian-British Chamber of Commerce and the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC).

The meeting was moderated by Ms. Antonina Priezzheva, Deputy Head of Roscomnadzor. She delivered a detailed presentation clarifying the operating mechanism of Federal Law No. 242-FZ and compliance monitoring by supervisory authorities. Among other things, the meeting discussed transboundary transfers of personal data (including personal data of employees), the need to modify local regulations and other office and corporate personal data processing policies, application of the law to foreign legal entities, and exceptions.

Federal Law No. 242-FZ requires that Russian citizens’ personal data be kept in Russian territory.

In an anonymous survey of 40 Russian and international Internet service providers, organized by RAEC, 54 per cent of the respondents said they were prepared to comply with Federal Law No. 242-FZ effective 1 September 2015. Another 27 per cent said they might not be fully prepared by that date, and 19 per cent said they were not prepared at all. So a majority of Internet service providers (81 per cent) have confirmed their readiness to comply with the Federal Law in question. The issues involved included extra costs (35 per cent of the respondents) and inadequate capacity (24 per cent). Most of the respondents said they encountered no issues.

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Time of the publication: 22.08.2015 14:21
Last modified: 07.08.2015 10:57