As reported in BNA Privacy & Security Law Report , on August 9, 2017, the Russian privacy regulator, Roskomnadzor, expanded its list of nations that provide sufficient privacy protections to allow transfers of personal data from Russia.
Snapchat’s parent company says the U.S. messaging app has been registered with Russia’s media regulator without its knowledge.
A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday.
The same hackers who hit DNC and Clinton campaign are now apparently spying on high-value travelers via Wi-Fi.
Recent Russian cyber actions such as the restrictive use of VPN technology may make it more difficult for companies to conduct routine business activities.
On 31 July 2017 Russia’s Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (‘Roskomnadzor’) published, recommendations for data operators on developing a policy with regard to their personal data processing.
Russia’s State Duma on Friday unanimously passed a bill that would oblige Internet providers to block websites that offer VPN services.
Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s special envoy on cyber security Andrey Krutskikh.
On July 1, 2017, a new law took effect in Russia allowing for administrative enforcement actions and higher fines for violations of Russia’s data protection law.