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July 1, 2011 in Russia, new requirements began applying
to all individuals and legal entities that process or organize
the processing of personal data. The new requirements are
therefore applicable to the vast majority of legal entities
in Russia and are in many respects stricter than in a majority
of European countries. Which one of the following is a newly
All personal data operators that are legal entities must
appoint at least two people responsible for organizing the
personal data processing. Such person is internally responsible
for the observance of Russian legislation with respect to
personal data, and is accountable to the executive body
of the operator;
Operators that performed personal data processing prior
to July 1, 2011 must provide the Russian Data Protection
Authority with information on persons responsible for the
organization of the personal data processing;
Information systems that process personal data and do not
meet the requirements applicable to the respective level
of protection may be temporarily shut down by the Russian
government within 48 hours of discovery of a protocol breach.
The persons responsible for organizing the personal data
processing may be subject to jail time for breaches of their
duties that lead to data privacy violations.