Adoption of a law prohibiting the storage of Russians in foreign servers postponed indefinitely




Adoption of a law for the year approximating the effective date of the requirements to store personal data on Russian servers Russians postponed indefinitely. Postponement of the introduction of the law from 2016 to 2015 will create insurmountable difficulties for the operation of large computer, insurance and aviation companies in the country, according to sources in the State Duma and the business community.


The bill, which accelerates the entry into force of the law on the storage of personal data of Russians in Russia, has been postponed indefinitely, according to RBC, citing a source close to the leadership of the State Duma. Approved in the first two readings of the bill in September, was not on the agenda of meetings of the Duma this week; he will not be considered at the next.

Delayed further study possible technical difficulties related to the postponement of the entry into force of the law on personal data they may have Russian companies working with personal data of Russians abroad, particularly in aviation.

The two sides originally believed that the law will be passed as a whole in September: its rapid adoption is necessary that companies have had time to prepare, they explained. But in September the Committee did not ask the House to adopt the draft and once in the second and in the third, the technical readings. The agenda of the first three weeks of October plenary project also was not included.

There is a possibility that the law is not to be adopted by the State Duma – to him serious complaints from market participants. In this case, the previously adopted law on the storage of personal data Russians on Russian servers, as was originally intended to come into force on January 1, 2016.

A person close to the presidential administration, acknowledges that the bill is frozen and will not enter into force on 1 January 2015, as suggested by its initiator Dengin, due to concerns about the insurmountable difficulties in major aviation and insurance companies, such as “Aeroflot” and NK “Alliance”, he leads an example: it would be difficult to have time to move to the statutory age of the customer database in Russia.

“To date, the Russian capacity for specialized databases are extremely small, so your initial transition period (until September 1, 2016) is the minimum possible for the implementation of provisions of the law,” wrote in a September letter to Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov, executive director of the Association of Computer and Information Technology (CIT AP) Nikolai Komlev.

Komlev minister warned that the move user data to Russia for three months is simply impossible to technically and administratively. Need to open offices in Russia and create a data warehouse, as well as radically change the architecture of information systems and existing technology exchange data over communication networks.

Previously, experts warned that if the law takes effect from 1 January 2015, the owners of the iPhone and iPad will not be able to use Apple products .

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