Irina Golovanova

Russia’s Federal Law of 27 July 2006 No. 152-FZ on Personal Data (‘the Law on Personal Data’) aims to guarantee protection for individuals’ personal data and apply to organisations that collect, use, or share such data.

On 1 March, 2021 the Federal Law of 30 December 2020 No 519-FZ on Amendments to the Federal Law On Personal Data, which amends the Law on Personal Data, came into effect (except for one section that is due to  come into effect on 1 July, 2021) (“Amendments”).

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Russia’s Federal Law No. 242-FZ, On the Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation with regard to the Clarification of the Procedure for the Processing of Personal Data in Data Telecommunications Networks, took effect on September 1, 2015 and requires that Russian citizens’ personal data gathered by operators, be stored by servers/data centers located in the Russian Federation (the “Localization Requirement”).  The fine for violation of the Localization Requirements was relatively small (approximately US$160).

On December 2, 2019, President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 405-FZ, On the Introduction of Amendments to the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation.  As of December 13, 2019, the Code has introduced new constituent element of an administrative offense – breach of localization requirements.
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