Russia Signs On To Multinational Data Protection Pact

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Russia on Wednesday became the latest country to sign on to a 32-year-old European regulatory regime meant to safeguard the personal data of individuals, joining more than 40 other countries.

Russia ratified the European Council’s Convention 108, which was established in 1981 and requires countries to take necessary measures in their domestic laws to protect data, especially in regards to the automatic processing of personal information.

"The purpose of this convention is to secure in the territory of each party for every individual, whatever his nationality...
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