Gartner Research

Data Protection Law in Russia: Intricacies and IT Users' Successful Compliance

Published: 28 July 2015

ID: G00277362

Analyst(s): Petr Gorodetskiy


In April 2015, Gartner surveyed CIOs to assess readiness for company compliance with amendments to Russia's law on personal data protection. Although many CIOs feel prepared for 1 September 2015 enforcement date, significant questions and challenges remain for organizations operating in Russia.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Amendments
  • General Reaction to the Amendments Is Negative
  • Impact on Business: Knowing What to Do
  • Communication With State Authorities Is Not an Enlightening Experience
  • Primary Measures: Relocation and Consulting Beyond the Limits of IT Budget
  • Achieving Compliance on Time: More Than Half of CIOs Are Optimistic
  • Possible Future Impact of the Forthcoming Amendments on International Business in Russia

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