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Electronic marketing and internet use

Electronic marketing

Are there rules specifically governing unsolicited electronic marketing (spam)?

Unsolicited electronic marketing (spam) is not allowed without the recipient’s authorisation. This rule is repeated in varying forms in several laws, including the Personal Data Act, the Advertising Act (Federal Law 38-FZ (March 13 2006)) and the Communication Act (Federal Law 126-FZ (July 7 2003)).

Cookies

Are there rules governing the use of cookies?

There are no specific rules governing the use of cookies in Russia. However, reports occasionally surface that Roskomnadzor (the authorised regulator) intends to introduce measures applicable to cookies.

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