The State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) passed legislation to require the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens.

On 17 December, the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) passed legislation that would change the effective date of Russia's new law requiring the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens (Data Localization Law) from 1 September 2016 to 1 September 2015. The legislation currently is subject to the Federation Council's (the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament) and president's approvals.

Read More: Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come Into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015


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