Data Storage Regulations
MOSKWA, July 24th. / TAS/. The new European Union regulation on the storage of personal data cannot affect Russian companies because of the absence of a document binding on the laws of another State. This view was expressed by the TAS by Herman Climenko, President of the Russian Federation, on Internet development.
Previously, the Office of Internal Affairs reported that the EU would introduce new data processing standards in May 2018, with company customers being stored only to ensure national security and the rule of law and with appropriate evidence from the intelligence services. Violation of regulations, including by foreign companies, may result in serious fines, up to 20 million or 4 per cent of global turnover (whichever is larger). In the Russian Federation, the Yarova Packet is entering into force on 1 July 2018, which obliges communications operators to store data on the reception, transfer, delivery and processing of voice and text messages, images, sounds and videos of all subscribers within six months.
"It is not very clear how our operators must comply with European Union requirements. There is no protocol between countries, the harmonization of legislation in the telecom, and Climenco reported. Therefore, the problem has no solution either from the Russian side or from the European side, he added.
The European Union regulations may also be subject to the Internet company, and the Yandex, the TAS Director of the Irina Levov Institute of Internet Studies. "Terretically, these companies may also be on the list of violators, but they are processing data from European Union citizens. If they start to store all traffic in the territory of the Russian Federation for six months, including human correspondence, then yes, they would violate the European Rules, said Levov.
In her view, the situation could result in either huge fines for Russian companies or Russia recognized the country with inadequate protection of the personal data of users. "This at least means Russia will lose the international ruminga, and we'll just be under the dome," she said.