Apple may allow store personal data of Russians abroad




The amendments to the law “On personal data”, according to which information about the Russians can not be abroad, is likely to be delayed. In this part of the personal data of citizens of the Russian Federation will continue to be kept abroad, reports the words of the Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov “Interfax”.


The head of the Ministry of Communications said that perhaps the law will affect not all data. Thus, the information on Facebook and Twitter minister called “insensitive”. He suggested that in this case it may well be kept abroad. Maybe this list will come in and other foreign companies, including Apple.

“In this Act means wide enough subordinate regulatory framework. And as part of its departments just to be determined what information under any circumstances in which systems as specifically should be stored and processed, including the territory of the Russian Federation “, – explained Nikiforov.

Earlier MPs Gosudmy second reading approved an amendment to shift the onset of action of the decision to September 1, 2016 January 1, 2015. The ban can touch all the usual Internet services, from social networks to buy goods on the Internet – they all send user data on servers abroad, says the director of the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) Sergey Plugotarenko. In this case, the representative of the online industry’s sure to prepare a list of new requirements for such a short time is not possible.

Plugotarenko noted that experts will solve a lot of issues. In particular, they shall determine whether the data is sent abroad, if necessary, treatment of what to do with the requirements of, for example, as air carriers and foreign companies generally will determine what information is owned by Russians. According to him, all the necessary documents will be approved at the best end of the year.

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