Russia amends its DP laws
The office of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has announced that the president has signed the Federal Law on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation following the Adoption of the Federal Law On Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and the Federal Law On Personal Data.
The Federal Law amends 14 legislative acts related to processing of personal data, among them the Labour Code, the Civil Procedure Code, and several other federal laws.
The amendments aim to protect confidentiality and ensure protection of personal data in areas of activity regulated by these laws, and also to clarify in which cases individuals’ consent is required for processing of their personal data, and in which cases such consent is not required.
The amendments were made in order for Russia to fulfill its obligations following its ratification of the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.
Privacy Laws & Business Asia Pacific Editor, Professor Graham Greenleaf, comments:
"The fact that Russia is amending its laws illustrates the continuing significance of ratifications of Council of Europe Convention 108 resulting in strengthening of national laws."