Russia makes a controversial data storage law

As of September 1, Russia has new rules obliging all companies offering internet services to store users’ personal information inside the country. The authorities refused to postpone the bill’s enforcement, but allowed exceptions for some businesses, such as air carriers.

President Vladimir Putin signed the bill “On processing of personal data in information and telecommunication networks” into law on December 31, 2014. The initial draft suggested the law would have come into full force on September 1, 2016, but when the bill passed the State Duma it was rescheduled for this year.

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Source Credits: RT

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