The law on the storage of personal data will enter into force in September, this year 317 companies will check

    The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said that the law on the storage of personal data in Russia (F3-242) will enter into force on September 1, 2015, as planned. Business representatives proposed postponing the entry into force of sanctions for non-compliance with the law, but this proposal did not find support among officials, Kommersant writes . Zharov said that “it’s time to put an end to the discussions on the postponement. No collapse in the industry will happen. ” By the end of the year, Roskomnadzor plans to verify the implementation of the law by the example of 317 companies, which is about 0.012% of all organizations working with personal data in Russia.

    The first companies to be tested are General Motors, Scartel, LUKOIL-Inform and the Rostelecom branch in St. Petersburg. In addition, representatives of the social network Facebook plan to visit Roskomnadzor on August 25, with the aim of consulting on compliance with Federal Law-242. Neither Facebook nor Google is planning to check this year.

    Nevertheless, on behalf of the Prosecutor General, Roskomnadzor may initiate a company audit if appropriate requests from citizens who believe that the services process user data in violation of the law are received. According to Zharov, the verification will take place as follows: “The inspector (Roskomnadzor - approx. Ed.) Comes to the company working with personal data and says:“ Please provide documents that confirm that the server capacities that store these data located in the Russian Federation. ” The company replies: “Please.” And in 99.9% of cases, the verification ends here. ” If a violation is discovered, Roskomnadzor is obliged to refer the matter to court to determine the amount of damage caused to Russian citizens. The punishment for violating companies is of two types: a fine and blocking the site.

    As for the microblogging service Twitter, this company will not have to transfer data to the Russian Federation at all, since the data about users stored by the service are not considered as personal data, Vedomosti reports .

    At the same time, the law allows the processing of personal data abroad in cases where the activities of companies are regulated by international treaties, Alexander Zharov announced this yesterday. Thus, visa centers, air carriers and the media are thus removed from the law.

    Recall that the law prohibiting the storage of personal data of Russian users on servers outside of Russia was adopted last summer.

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