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

July, 2022 - ALRUD

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”).

We would like to present you with the key changes of the newly-passed laws, which should be considered by international companies, when carrying out business activities in Russia.

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