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New Tool for Enforcing Russia's Prohibition on Unauthorized Online Alcohol Sales

Russia - June 14 2018 The Russian Government has authorized the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation (RAR) to block, without a court order, websites selling...

Oleg Blinov, Maxim Kalinin, Denis I. Khabarov, Eugene Arievich.


Emails and Phone Numbers are Described as Personal Data by Regulator in Russia

Russia - October 11 2017 In Russia personal data is defined as any information relating to a directly or indirectly identified or identifiable individual. The interpretation...

Edward Bekeschenko.


New limitations for anonymizers and VPN providers in Russia

Russia - October 5 2017 Russia's IT law (the "Law") has been amended to restrict the usage of anonymizers and other tools and technologies (including VPN) that enable access...

Edward Bekeschenko.


Russia to Enact Mass Internet Surveillance Laws Requiring companies to Store Online Communications Data and Make it Available to Security Agencies

Russia - July 1 2016 Companies that enable the use of instant messaging, social networks, operators of multiplayer games and various websites enabling user-generated...

Edward Bekeschenko, Alexander Monin.


Global - data residency laws - compliance options for multinationals

Russia - September 2 2015 As noted in this months' editorial and in country-specific updates throughout this LegalBytes issue, a new data residency requirement applies in...

Alexander Tarasenko, Anne-Marie Allgrove, Edward Bekeschenko, Lothar Determann, Mark C. Innis.