2 Mar 2021

The Russian State Duma Approves Increased Fines for Violation of Data Processing Requirements

The Russian State Duma has adopted in the third reading the draft law that proposes to stiffen penalties for violation of rules applicable to personal data processing in Russia, as established by Federal Law No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data”. The fine for first time violators could reach up to RUB 6. Repeated violations of the data localization law can incur increasing fines with a maximum penalty of RUB 18 million for legal entities.

The main legal requirement is to store the information about Russian users must be stored in the territory of the Russian Federation. On December 2, 2019, President Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law No. 405-FZ, On the Introduction of Amendments to the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation.  As of December 13, 2019, the Code has introduced new constituent element of an administrative offense – breach of localization requirements.

Failure by an operator to comply with the requirement leads to increased fines:

for officials – up to RUB 200,000 (approximately US$3,350)

for legal entities – up to RUB 6,000,000 (approximately US$100,000)

For repeated violation:

for officials – up to RUB 800,000 (approximately US$13,350)

for legal entities – up to RUB 18,000,000 (approximately US$ 300,000)

Putin instructed to accelerate work to strengthen the protection of personal data

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to accelerate work aimed at amending legislation in order to strengthen the protection of personal data of Russians and to promote the development of Russian organizations.

"The government … to speed up the preparation and introduction of amendments to the federal law" On Personal Data "aimed at strengthening the protection of personal data of citizens, as well as at promoting the development of Russian organizations developing software and hardware and software systems," the instruction says.

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DFG152 LOAD TESTING

Load testing is the process of putting demand on a system and measuring its response. Load testing generally refers to the practice of modeling the expected usage of a software program by simulating multiple users accessing the program concurrently. This test method allows you to determine whether the tested solution, application or device meets the stated requirements.

CT Consulting specialists in cooperation with partner-expert Performance Lab team made all necessary changes with the subsequent transfer of tests. Load testing was successful, CT Consulting has managed not only to optimize the solution, but also to obtain a technological base for making similar changes in the future. The project passed from start to finish without a single delay. We can say that the task was completed with 100%.

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DFG152 has been certified by FSTEC Russia

DFG152 is now licensed by FSTEC (Russia's Federal Service for Technology and Export Control)

MASTERDATA Company is proud to announce successful completion of the certification process for the DFG152 software and obtaining a FSTEC Certificate. This certificate в„–3766 was issued June 30, 2017 on the results of successfully passed certification tests conducted by the testing laboratory Echelon NPO CJSC. The certificate states that DFG152 solution developed by the MASTERDATA Company in accordance with the specifications RU.81363339.501410.001 TU meets the requirements of the document entitled В«Protection against unauthorized access to information Part 1. Software protection information. Classification by the level of control of absence undeclared -bath optionsВ» by the security level of 4 when implementing the operating instructions. Successful certification by FSTEC is an indicator of reliability of the DFG152 software and gives the opportunity to actively work with confidential information and personal data.
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LinkedIn May Be Blocked in Russia
Moscow's Tagansky district court granted the petition to Roskomnadzor, but this decision has not yet entered into force. LinkedIn appeal to the Moscow City Court, which meeting will be held on 10 November. Roskomnadzor intends to limit access to the largest business social network LinkedIn as reported by "Kommersant". Office believes that LinkedIn is breaking the law "On Personal Data" as it did not move their servers to Russia, and also collects and transmits information about citizens who are not users of the network, without their consent. It is reported that the law violations were identified during the inspection, which began due to the publications in the media about the repeated leaks of user information from this social network. According to Roskomnadzor, the agency has twice sent requests for information on the network’s compliance with the personal data law to LinkedIn. Roskomnadzor has not received any essential answer. LinkedIn is the largest business networking and job search site. In 2015 the site exceeded 400 million registered users. Of those, 5 million were from Russia. Source of the article: http://kommersant.ru/doc/3126052
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Conference Overview: Russia: Boosting Economic Growth and Expanding Opportunities for Investment

On September 22, 2016 Mikhail Emelyannikov, an expert in the fields of Information Security, Personal Data Protection, Trade Secrets and State Control of Privacy, spoke at the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) conference. In his report, Mikhail spoke about the “On Personal Data” law, explaining the legal amendments introduced and dwelled on the difficulties that the trade secret owners and personal data operators might come across. Mr. Emelyannikov talked about the fact that many users of the Salesforce CRM system have found it very difficult to comply with the amendments to Federal Law No. 242. Luckily, the market now offers solutions developed specifically for that purpose. DFG152 is one of the solutions. It enables usage of foreign CRM systems (like Salesforce) in consideration of the new legal requirements.

It was the 16th AmCham conference in an annual series which the chamber dedicated to the issues of business development and investment. The topic of this year’s discussion was: “Russia: Boosting Economic Growth and Expanding Opportunities for Investment”. The event hosted 200 business executives, representatives of the state authorities, an expert community, and mass media. The conference was hosted at Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow.

The speakers included: Alexis Rodzianko (President and Chief Executive Officer, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Daniel Thorniley (President, DT-Global Business Consulting), Aleksandr Ivlev (Managing Partner, EY Russia), Andrey Shemetov (Vice-President, Head of the Global Markets Department, Sberbank CIB), Thomas Graham (Managing Director, Kissinger Associates, Inc.), Daniel Russell (President, General Director, US-Russia Business Council), Andrey Streltsov (Head of Department for Strategies, Business Development and Financial Markets, United Company RUSAL), Mikhail Emelyannikov (Managing Partner, Emelyannikov, Popova i Partnery), Vasiliy Osmakov (Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation), Maksim Smirnov (President, Arkonik Russia), and Maher Batruni (Chief Executive Officer, Wrigley Russia).

The main program of the conference focused on the prospects of economic growth in Russia, a discussion of the investment climate in the country, as well as on the ways to manage the consequences of sanctions. The representatives of the national and foreign business community also tackled the issues of personal data processing and information security.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia is a leading foreign association of the business community in the country. It represents the interests of about 500 companies involved in various economic fields in the USA, Russia, Europe, and Asia.

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