A few words on data localisation
We discuss the latest debate on data localisation, the origins of this institution and its aims in our new longread.
The year 2015 is upon us. Numerous amendments are being made to the legislation on personal data. One of the innovations is a regulation that prescribes that when personal data of Russian citizens is collected, it must be recorded, stored, updated, amended and retrieved using databases in Russia.
The purpose of the localisation requirement is to protect the personal information of compatriots by preventing its accumulation and leakage abroad.
In order to somehow bring market participants to their senses, the government has introduced the so-called target test - criteria that can be used to determine that a company should think about localising Russian data.
What are the criteria for a target test?
It is thus presumed that the company, which is purposefully active in Russia, is processing a fair amount of personal data on Russians.