Personal Data Regulation in Russia: Roskomnadzor Update

2 April 2019
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Key takeaways:
  • Two recent developments in the enforcement practice of the Federal Service for Oversight of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”) are of note to companies that need to interact with the Russian regulator.
  • First, Roskomnadzor commenced court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter, two companies that have not localized personal data of Russian users in Russia as required by Russian law.
  • Second, Roskomnadzor changed its rules for the auditing of personal data operators to increase its scrutiny of personal data.