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Russia Extends Deadline for Database Operators

PRIVACY LAW—RUSSIA

January 3, 2011

President Dmitry Medvedev signed into law a bill to amend the country's framework personal data protection law to, for a second time, postpone the implementation of certain data protection requirements, according to a December 27 presidential press-service statement. Medvedev signed Federal Law No. 359-FZ, which amends Article 25 of the 2006 framework "On Personal Data" law (Federal Law No. 152-FZ), garant.ru reports. The amendment moves the required compliance date for database operators from January 1, 2011, to July 1, 2011. Originally, the database requirement was set to take effect January 1, 2010. (Article in Russian.)
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