Friday, January 16, 2015

Russia Extends Deadline For Data Localization Law

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a deadline of September 1, 2015, for companies to relocate their computer servers containing Russian citizens’ #personalinformation within the country’s borders.  The new timeframe for compliance with Russia’s data localization law was approved last month by both the upper house of Parliament and the Duma.  The Duma had previously passed a bill that would have moved the deadline up to January 1, 2015, over a year ahead of the law’s original effective date of September 1, 2016.  Lawmakers agreed to change the date after hearing from affected businesses concerned about the feasibility of setting up the necessary IT infrastructure in time to meet the law’s requirements.

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