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Russia Sets New Fines for Data Localization Violations

Dec. 3, 2019, 6:35 PM

A new Russian law sets penalties exceeding $279,000 for companies that repeatedly violate the country’s data localization requirements.

The data requirements, which took effect in 2015, force companies that collect and process personal data of Russian citizens to also store that information in the country. The new law requiring fines for violations of the requirements will be published in the nation’s official register on Dec. 4. Violations previously didn’t involve fines.

The top fine for a business that violates the law is 6 million rubles ($93,168). Repeated violations by a business bring a fine of 18 million rubles ($279,503). Executives...

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