Russia Considers Improving its Data Protection Law

The Russian Federation is considering amending the country’s data protection law, according to BNA’s Privacy Law Watch. Businesses have long complained that the law contains restrictions on data processing that are extremely difficult to meet. For example, the law requires affirmative written consent for most types of data processing. In the online context, this provision has been interpreted to require a consumer’s digital signature. A check box, which is an acceptable mechanism for expressing consent in the EU, for example, is deemed unacceptable in Russia.

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