Russian Data on Russian Servers

Time is running out for companies doing business in Russia to ensure that the data of Russian citizens and organisations is stored on servers located in Russia. The date for compliance is 1st September 2015.

Whilst the wording of the law is not entirely clear, foreign operators are taking the position that compliance can be achieved by mirroring Russian specific data to make sure that is always available on servers situated within Russia, but without actually having to remove data relating to Russian citizens and organisations from non-Russian based servers.

Mirkwood Evans Vincent Kremlin