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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2022, 4(7); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2022.040710.

Challenges faced by Russian companies involved in cross-border data flows


Wang Anna

Corresponding Author:
Wang Anna

Institute of Foreign Language, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China


Against the backdrop of the liberalisation of international data flows, Russia has been strengthening its data localisation policies for the purposes of safeguarding its national security and protecting the rights of its citizens to personal data, and the corresponding costs of non-compliance are rising. In recent years, cases such as Google being fined heavily by the Russian authorities have raised awareness of the need for companies involved in Russia to comply with cross-border data regulations in Russia. The differences in data legislation between Russia and other countries have created new challenges in terms of legal risks and costs for companies involved in Russia, and companies should face up to the challenges of data compliance and be prepared to avoid data compliance risks.


Russia; Cross-border Flows; Data Localisation; Compliance; Information Security

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Wang Anna. Challenges faced by Russian companies involved in cross-border data flows. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 53-58. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2022.040710.


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