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Data Protection Amendments Proposed

PRIVACY LAW—RUSSIA

May 21, 2010

Russia's data protection regulator has already received more than 100 recommendations from businesses and data protection professionals as it considers improving the country's data protection law, the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. Businesses have pointed to issues with the law, including requirements for digital signatures for online data processing, as being extremely difficult to meet, the report states. The Russian Federal Service for Oversight of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, which is proposing amendments to the law, reported that approximately 400 audits conducted in 2009 revealed 86 incidents of noncompliance with the current version.
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