Personal Data of Russian Citizens Required to be Stored in Data Centers Located in Russia

    View Author August 2014
    On July 21, 2014 the President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 242-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Clarification of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunications Networks”, which will become effective on September 1, 2016. The newly signed law amends existing regulations by introducing new obligations regarding the storage of personal data of Russian citizens and introduces a mechanism for the regulator, RKN, to block Internet websites which process personal data of Russian citizens.