Russia is conducting checks to find out whether the American consumer goods group Procter & Gamble and Burger King comply with the local data laws, as Reuters report referring to the Spokesperson of the Russian communications watchdog.
“Russia has introduced tougher internet laws in the last five years, requiring companies to store Russian users’ personal data on servers within the country, search engines to delete some search results, and messaging services to share encryption keys with security services,” the message says.
The Acting Deputy Head of the watchdog Yuri Kontemirov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying “the checks would be completed in the second half of February.”
The law on personal data entered into force in Russia in 2015. According to it, both domestic and foreign companies need to store personal data of Russians in Russia.