Google migrates servers to Russia to comply with 242-FZ

    Black MarkThe law on personal data will come into force in five months, and many Western companies are already puzzled by the transfer of data in order to continue business in our country.

    The transfer of the servers of the American company Google to Russia was discussed at the end of March at a meeting in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Communications on preparations for the entry into force of the law on the storage of personal data, RBC reports .

    The meeting in the Ministry of Communications was attended by deputy communications ministers Aleksey Sokolov and Rashid Ismailov, president of the Association of Data Center Industry Participants Aleksey Degtyarev, as well as owners and heads of major Russian data centers. The meeting was organized by the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev.

    During the meeting, a representative of Rostelecom announced that Google already partially stores information on the territory of his company's data center. Some other participants in the meeting confirmed this information. A Google spokesman, however, said that the company has not yet commented on the topic of storage of personal data.

    As it became known, Google began to conclude contracts for the placement of equipment in Russia more than a year ago. According to some reports, the company already has dozens of racks in the Russian data centers.

    According to the analytic company PMR, in 2014 the market for commercial services of data centers in Russia reached 11.7 billion rubles, which is 20.4% more than in 2013. And judging by current trends, this market will only grow. Next in line are eBay, PayPal and dozens of other companies.

    According to Dmitry Marinichev, the next such meeting will be held in mid-April.

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