The entry into force of the new version of the Law "On Personal Data" is asked to be postponed for another year.

    On May 26, the Delovaya Rossiya forum will discuss, among other things, the Law on Personal Data . The amendments were expected to enter into force on September 1, 2015. However, business ombudsman Boris Titov will come forward with a proposal to postpone the date of entry into force of new amendments to the law, Vedomosti reports .

    Earlier, on May 13, the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev made the same proposal at the Great Media and Communication Forum in Moscow.

    Marinichev believes that it makes no sense to issue new amendments without previously prepared by-laws and documents. They are necessary for a clear description and understanding of the mechanism for storing personal data in Russia. The Internet Ombudsman is not sure that such documents will appear in the near future. Without them, foreign companies will not be able to prepare for the transfer of data to Russia. In any case, before September 1, they will not have time to transfer the data, even if the documents are ready at the appointed time.

    The opposite position is taken by the Liberal Democratic Party deputy Vadim Dengin - co-author of the bill. He claims that there are companies that can transfer data for three months. “This bill is a security issue, and if we postpone it, we infringe on the rights of our citizens, he told RBC.

    According to representatives of the Ministry of Communications, the development of by-laws has been completed. Now they are being agreed. They will be handed over to the government on time - June 1, 2015.

    The President of the Russian Federation signed a new version of the law “On Personal Data” on December 31, 2014. It added a ban on the storage of personal data of Russians on foreign servers. The amendments were scheduled to enter into force on September 1, 2016. However, the State Duma, under pressure from the information policy committee, changed the date to September 1, 2015.

    Personal data is understood to be the data used when registering on sites, when shopping through the Internet, forwarding mail messages and any other information about an individual.

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