Just one month before the new Data Localisation Law (‘the law’) is due to come into force, the Russian Ministry of Communications has published its long-awaited clarifications (in Russian) to the new law.

These clarifications, although unofficial and non-binding, provide further guidance on the new law which will require all organisations processing personal data on Russian residents to collect and store such data within Russia. Key clarifications include:
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As a result of the recent implementation of Decree No. 327, Russia’s data protection authority – the Roskomnadzor – now has greater authority to conduct audits of online companies to monitor their handling of user data. Decree No. 327, adopted in April, introduces compliance audit rules which apply to all online organisers of information distribution