Russian Data Localization Law & Cyber Security


Russian Data Localization Law & Cyber Security

Today, cyberspace is being governed by various national legislations in different parts of the world. Consequently, we are beginning to find that breach of cyber security is becoming the topmost matter of concern for all stakeholders.

On 1st September, 2015, Russia has implemented a new legislation showcasing a different approach to deal with cyber security challenges. It has introduced the element of data localization as an integral component of cyber security legal framework. Russia’s Data Localization Law has a potentially wide reach pertaining to cyber security, protection of data and information as well as its preservation. However, this new legal framework on Data Localization creates multi-folded uncertainty and impacts all companies who are doing business in Russia or deal with data of Russians. What is this new Russia’s Data Localization Law? What are its essential features? What is the Scope of the New Law? How does the said legislation impact the stakeholders? What Obligations Does the New Law Impose? How to comply with this law? What are the legal ramifications of this law? What are the various concerns and grey areas connected with the said law? These and variety of other issues are sought to be discussed in this eBook.

This eBook has been based on English translations of the Russia’s Data Localization Law as are available in the public domain. This eBook would help sensitize the Russian approach on legislating aspects governing protection and preservation of personal data and information located in Russia as also connected aspects of cyber security. This eBook would further give insight on how the new Russian Data Localization law aims to break new ground and provide for more expansive concept and interpretation on collection and processing of personal data.

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Cyber Radicalization & Cyberlaw

Cyber Radicalization & Cyberlaw

Cyber radicalization is one of the emerging problems being faced by sovereign nations today. Earlier, we have seen the misuse of the Internet for cybercrime activities and for criminal purposes. Of late, the use of the Internet to promote, propogate and implement radicalized thought processes is constantly increasing. Consequently, cyber radicalization is already beginning to emerge as a potential threat to the sovereign security and integrity of sovereign nations.

The advent of cyber radicalization has brought to the forefront, various complicated legal, policy and regulatory issues which need to be addressed through cyber legal regimes across the world. The absence of any international agreement concerning cyber radicalization and the divergent national approaches in Cyberlaw has further complicated the entire scenario. Cyberlaw as a discipline needs to tremendously grow in order to address the emerging challenges brought forward by cyber radicalization.

This eBook aims to examine some of the important legal, policy and regulatory challenges and issues that have arisen with the advent of cyber radicalization and which need to be effectively addressed by Cyberlaw as a discipline.

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