Russia’s data protection authority, the Roskomnadzor, has recently announced its intention to increase the number of data localisation audits it carries out in 2016. It has pledged to conduct around 1,000 data localisation compliance audits and 2,000 monitoring procedures in a bid to check whether businesses are meeting their obligations under data localisation law.
Russia’s data localisation law came into effect 1 September 2015. It requires that all companies that collect or process personal data of Russian citizens, process and store that information on servers in Russia. Companies also have an obligation to notify the Roskomnadzor of the location of such servers.
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