Federal Law No. 242-FZ.

Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation as to the Clarification of the Processing of Personal Data in Information and Telecommunications Networks
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(1) The law that came into effect on September 1, 2015. It requires that the processing of personal data of Russian citizens be conducted with the use of servers located in Russia. Operators that process personal data of Russian citizens have to notify Roscomnadzor of the location of their servers where such personal data is stored. 
(2) The Law establishes a Register of Infringers of Rights of Personal Data Subjects. Internet addresses of operators of personal data that do not comply with the requirements under this law can be added to this register and subsequently blocked.
(3) Roscomnadzor has publicly confirmed that the law will be applied to foreign companies too, as long as they are involved in the processing of personal data of Russian citizens.
Topic, claim, or defense
Privacy or Data Protection
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Issuing entity
Legislative Branch
Type of service provider
General or Non-Specified
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity