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Russia: Bill increasing fines for data protection violations approved by federal council

Bill No. 1061159-7 was approved, on 17 February 2021, by the Council of the Federation, which seeks to amend the Code of 30 December 2001 No. 195-FZ on Administrative Offences in relation to, among other things, the protection of personal data. In particular, the bill proposes to increase fines for processing personal data in cases not provided for by Russian Law from a maximum of RUB 5,000 to RUB 6,000 (approx. €56 to €67) in the case of an individual and from RUB 75,000 to RUB 100,000 (approx. €840 to €1,110) in the case of a legal entity. Furthermore, the bill also seeks to increase the administrative penalties for, among other things, repeated offences and processing personal data without the data subject's consent.

The bill will now require approval from the President and thereafter enter into force 30 days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette.

You can access the bill and track its progress, only available in Russian, here.