On 31 December, the Russian President signed a new law, the Federal Law 526-FZ, to bring forward the date when companies must comply with Federal Law no. 152-FZ (“Data Localisation Provisions”), which prohibit the storage of personal data relating to Russian citizens outside the Russian Federation. Originally the provisions were set to come into force in September 2016 but this has now been brought forward by one year.

Federal Law 526-FZ