Key changes in 152-FZ “On Personal Data”: How the life of operators will change after the adoption of Federal Law No. 266-FZ of 14.07.2022
On July 14, 2022, the President of the Russian Federation signed Federal Law No. 266-FZ, which amends the current legislation of the Russian Federation on the processing of personal data (“Russian Personal Data Law”).
According to the explanatory note to the draft of this Federal Law, at the moment more than 2500 controllers (“operators”) operate in the Russian Federation, transferring personal data of Russian citizens to unfriendly countries without proper protection. Taking into account the existing scale of the data market and the number of active operations, the legislator decided to introduce extraterritorial application of certain provisions of Russian Personal Data Law, as well as to establish additional restrictions for data operators, in particular, in terms of cross-border data transfer.Open PDF
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