Lawmakers seek to fast track law on personal data storage in Russia

Lawmakers seek to fast track law on personal data storage in Russia

A group of State Duma MPs want to speed up the enforcement of the recently-approved law obliging all web firms, including social networks, to store the personal data of Russian users on the country’s territory.

The suggestion is being sponsored by lawmakers from parliamentary majority party United Russia, nationalist party LDPR and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. They say that the bill, initially scheduled to come into force on September 1, 2016, must be introduced already on January 1, 2015, quoting security concerns and increasing pressure from foreign nations provoked by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

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