Personal Data Storage And Processing Act
Procedures have been put in place to limit access to information processed in violation of FM legislation in the field of personal data. Federal Act No. 242-FZ of 21 July 2014 amending certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation entered into force today to clarify the procedure personal data processing Information and telecommunications networks."
We recall that the document establishes the obligation to store in Russia the personal data of Russians used by Internet servers. For example, operators should, when collecting personal data, including through the Internet, record, systematize, stockpiling, storage, clarification (updating, change), extraction of personal data from Russian citizens using databases in our country. In addition, Russians have the right to seek judicial disposal of their personal data if they are posted on the Internet in violation of the law.
It also provides for the establishment of a Register of Violators of the Rights of Personal Data Entities, which will include information on Internet sites containing information that is being processed in violation of RF personal data legislation. The Government of the Russian Federation, in its decision No. 857 of 19 August 2015, is now entering into force.
We note that, at the beginning of August, the Russian Ministry of Communication, on its official website, explained the application of the new regulations. In particular, the disputed question of the admissibility of cross-border transmission of data was resolved, the agency noted that such acts did not violate the law. In addition, the Russian Ministry of Communications considered that Russian and foreign airlines were not subject to amendments and stressed that the new law applied exclusively to Russian residents.