Russia - Data Privacy & Data Protection Report, 2018

Russia - Data Privacy, Data Protection & Human Rights Report, 2018

Report Description

Data Privacy and Protection in Russia is rapidly branching in Russian legislations with various sector specific laws. The advancements in technologies have led to many illegal activities like data breaches which are impacting people and businesses across the globe. Russia-Data Privacy, Data Protection & Human Rights Report, 2018 has addressed various aspects of digital ecosystem and their influence on the citizens of Russia in this digitally inclined world.

The report explains the importance of integration among societal, legal and economic aspects of this information age. Along with that it has also explained, that governmental norms and policies play a major role to keep a check on discrepancies like Privacy that occur due to technological upgradation.

Although Russian personal data laws are in many respects similar to the EU personal data laws, they are much less well adapted to the rapidly changing IT environment and do not provide any specific privacy-related regulation of technologies such as cookies, online tracking, behavioural advertising, cloud computing, the internet of things or big data.

Russian personal data laws and subordinate regulations expressly or implicitly require personal data operators to implement numerous policies and practices, many of which address data security issues. These various requirements are not codified or otherwise systematised, they change from time to time and allow different compliance approaches; for example, a particular document may address one or several issues, while some other issues may be irrelevant for particular operators and may be avoided.

As personal data compliance has become the issue of the day, Russian authorities has been constantly increasing its activities in monitoring compliance with personal data requirements. The report has mentioned all the provisions specified under the law for keeping a check on the misuse of data.

The Internet is a blessing in disguise and it has both pro and cons. The report has put up a analysis based on a balanced approach where it has credited the new technologies for providing feasibility and has also explained how the same technology is harming so many individuals and companies.

Russian laws provide for numerous categories of confidential information, ranging from heavily regulated areas such as state secrets and personal data to almost unregulated types of confidential data, such as secrecy of communications and attorney–client privilege.

The report gives an inclusive insight of the current state of Data Privacy and Protection in Russia, with highlighting the key issues, and along with that it also provides provisions of law that are beneficial for mitigating these issues.

Direct and Indirect losses reach up to 1.6 trillion USD due to data breach in 2017

Table of


Table of Contents

  1. Russia Privacy Perception Index
  2. Russia Technology Landscape
  3. Transformation – Sanctions an opportunity for SMEs
  4. Tipping Point – Eyeing the blogger
  5. International laws on Data Privacy applicable to Russia
    1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948
    2. UN guidelines for the regulation of Computerized Personal data files (1990)
    3. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR)
  6. Multinational Agreements and Framework
    1. APEC Privacy Framework
  7. Russia Legal & Regulatory Framework
    1. Data Protection Act no. 152 FZ, 2006
    2.  Information Protection Act No. 149 FZ, 2006
    3.  Delisting law, 2015 enforced 2016
  8. Issues Analysed
    1. Data Privacy
    2. Data Protection
    3. Data Transfer
    4. Disclosure of Information
    5. Surveillance
    6. Liabilities
      1. Primary Liability
        1. Data Controller
        2. Data Processing
        3. Data Storage
        4. Data Transfer
        5. Consent & Notification
      2. Secondary liability
        1. ISP liability
        2. Third Party Liability
  9. Compliances & Agreements

List of


List of Graphs

  1. Average Distribution of Cyber Attacks by Type of Industry (Percentage), 2005-2017
  2. Number of Data Records lost by Tech Giants (Million), Up to 2017
  3. Number of compromised data records in selected data breaches (Million), up to 2017
  4. Top 10 Countries with Highest Privacy Score, 2017
  5. Number of Internet Users in Developed and Developing nations (Billion), 2007-2017
  6. Volume of Data Produced Every Day (Million GB), 1992-2017
  7. Number of Data Records lost in Web Based Industry (Million), 2004-2017
  8. Type of Secondary information Fetch by Apps to Track Behaviour (Percentage), 2017
  9. Type of Primary Information Fetch by Apps to Track Behaviour (Percentage), 2017
  10. Type of App Permissions that can access the User Information(Percentage), 2017
  11. Number of Data Records Stolen by Apps (Million), 2017
  12. Top 15 Vulnerable Apps by Number of Permissions required, 2017
  13. Share of businesses having deployed or deploying an enterprise-wide encryption strategy(Percentage), 2005-2015
  14. Share of Consumer Data Traffic per Month (GB Million), 2017
  15. Number Data Breach and Number of Data Record Stolen(Billion), 2012-2017
  16. Total Data Record Stolen from Government Organizations (Million), 2006-2016
  17. Government Data Breaches where more than 1 Million data records have stolen (Million), 2006-2017
  18. B2C Domestic Online Retail Market of Russia (USD Billion) , 2012-2020
  19. List of Companies which has lost more than 100 Million data records in Breaches(Million), 2017
  20. List of Telecom Companies that has lost more than 1 Million data records Globally(Million), 2017
  21. Number of Data Record Lost by Year in Telecom Sector (Million), 2006-2017
  22. Number of Connected Devices Globally (Billion), 2012-2020

Country Analysed


A Complete Analysis of Russian Economy



International, National and Regional Laws

International Laws

  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948
  2. UN guidelines for the regulation of Computerized Personal data files (1990)
  3. international Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966 (ICCPR)


  1. Data Protection Act no. 152 FZ, 2006
  2. Information Protection Act No. 149 FZ, 2006
  3. Delisting law, 2015 enforced 2016
International, National and Regional Laws


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