Russia's Data Localization Law
Concerns over foreign government access to consumer data held abroad have many governments questioning how to protect citizen data while continuing to take part in the global economy. For Russia, the answer is a data localization law requiring data on its citizens to be held on servers within its geographical borders. The law has also been criticized as a government surveillance tool masquerading as data protection law. Either way, organizations doing business in Russia need to be aware of what this law may mean for their data handling practices.
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