With Russian lawmakers among the busiest in the world, keeping up with changes in legislation that can have far reaching impact on business is not always as easy as it may be in other places.
Salans, an international law firm with 20 offices across 17 countries, has complied a list of recent changes to Russian law in 2012 from which we have selected the most relevant material for any company considering doing business in Russia.
According to the amendments to the federal law on personal data, which will enter into force on September 01, 2015, personal data operators will be required to keep personal data of Russian citizens in Russia. These amendments have given rise to many practical issues directly affecting IT companies, as well as their clients using cloud technology for data storage.
The Russian Security Council, a consultative body of the Russian President that helps formulate the President’s policy on national security affairs, has announced plans for the creation of a new information security doctrine intended to more effic
The Russian IT market is currently facing potential damage from U.S. and EU sanctions, and the problems of enforced import substitution. As Russia’s foremost IT leaders gathered to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the industry’s lobbying group — Russoft — they took the opportunity to assess what influence political activity is having on the country’s IT market and how best to prepare for what may arrive in the very near future.
Russia’s Ministry of Communications proposed the establishment of a special fund for Russian programmers to be subsidized by deductions of up to 10 percent from sales of licensed software by domestic and foreign manufacturers, reports Vedomosti ci
Leading U.S. IT companies Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and others may be cutting off services to Russian banks and companies to comply with Washington’s sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, spreading the same political anxiety that the banking sector has experienced in recent months into the Russian IT market.
In an attempt to fill the widening labor gap in the information technology sector, the government has submitted a bill to the State Duma that would simplify bringing foreign IT specialists to Russia.
“The deficit in qualified specialists is the main impediment to the Russian IT industry’s development as a business,” said Nikolai Komlev, executive director of the Association of Computer and Information Technologies, or APKIT, which participated in developing the legislation.
Dentons has rated what it considers to be the most important changes to Russian legislation affecting IP, IT and Mass Communications in 2013. Among the law firm’s most important changes are provisions for the protection of IP as regards video piracy…
Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roscomnadzor) has launched an English-language version of its official Internet portal, reports Digit.ru.