The Russian data protection regulator has released a detailed plan  of data localisation compliance audits of major multinationals scheduled for later this year. The data localization law (Federal Law No. 242-FZ), requires companies to store all personal data of Russian citizens in databases located inside Russia.

Russian authorities have pledged to refrain from using compliance audits to shut down foreign online businesses and the Russian government has said that the aim is not to block foreign online resources and services. However, they will require businesses to meet Russian legislative requirements.

Audit Plan (PDF) (in Russian)