Cybersecurity trends and issues: Russia


31 January 2020

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media Russia

Cybersecurity is a major focus area for governments worldwide. In the wake of new and enhanced legislation and policies to mitigate cyber risk, compliance in this regard is high on the agenda for many companies.

In this series, ILO caught up with some of our leading specialists around the world to discuss the key cybersecurity issues that affected their jurisdiction in 2019 and what to expect in 2020. 

Penalties for data localisation breaches were the highest fines issued by the Russian Government under the Code of Administrative Offences in 2019 and this issue looks set to continue to dominate the cybersecurity space in 2020. Roskomnadzor, the Russian IT regulator, will control data localisation compliance and issue penalties, where appropriate, in the event of violation of laws.

In the below video, Sergey Medvedev discusses the scope of data localisation requirements, consequences for data privacy breaches and how companies can ensure compliance therewith.

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