The major reform of Russian data protection and information laws in July, 2022

The major reform of Russian data protection and information laws in July, 2022

18 July 2022

Please be informed that new laws, introducing major reform of Russian data protection and information regulation, have been passed by the Russian parliament and signed by the President of the Russian Federation, in July 2022. The reform covers:

  • Significant changes to the Federal Law No. 152-FZ on Personal Data (“Personal Data Law”), regarding the scope of its application, new rules for cross-border transfer of personal data, data breach notifications, additional guarantees for data subjects etc.
  • New amendments to Unified Biometric System regulations.
  • Establishment of a countersanction-information legal regime.
  • Introduction of administrative fines for violation of The Federal Law No. 236-FZ on the activities of foreign entities on the Internet in the Russian Federation (“the Landing Law”).

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*Note: Please be aware that all information provided in this letter was taken from open sources. Neither ALRUD Law Firm, nor the authors of this letter bear any liability for consequences of any decisions made in reliance upon this information.

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