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Volume: 14 Issue: 6
(June 2017)

eu data reform data processing registration notification enforcement supervisory authority

anastasia petrova



Russia: The GDPR: How will it affect multinational businesses in Russia and Russian businesses abroad?

The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) formally enters into effect on 25 May 2018. Although the GDPR will not have a direct effect on Russia, as a non-EU Member State, it will impact the operations of multinational business in Russia and Russian businesses abroad. Anastasia Petrova, Associate at Alrud, unpacks how the jurisdictional scope and legal requirements under both the GDPR and Russian data protection legislation could produce duplicitous obligations for international companies.

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