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A NEW PROCEDURE FOR COMMISSIONING TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS

 

On 1 January 2015, Order No. 258 of the Russian Ministry of Communications dated 26 August 2014 “On approving requirements to the procedure for commissioning telecommunication networks” takes effect. At the same time the following orders will be repealed:

Personal data: new data localization requirements and enhanced state control

Authors: Dmitry Zykov, Head of the Data Protection Group; Elena Ovcharova, Head of the Administrative Law Defence of Business Group; Vladimir Razbegaev, Head of IT Security and Network Infrastructure Maintenance; Alexander Korkin, Head of the Employment and Migration Law Group, St. Petersburg Office; Egor Lysenko, Head of Pepeliaev Group's Siberian Office


From 1 September 2016 personal data of the Russian Federation citizens may be kept in electronic form only in Russia. It is probable that this deadline will be shifted to an earlier date, i.e. 1 January 2015.

On 21 June 2014 Federal Law No. 242-FZ was signed. It amended Federal Law No. 152-FZ "On personal data" dated 27 July 2006 and Federal Law No. 149-FZ "On information, information technologies and data protection" dated 27 July 2006.

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTING PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORKS (PSTN)

On 5 February 2013 Order No. 284 of the Russian Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications dated 6 December 2012 (the “Order”) entered into force. This has significantly changed the requirements for constructing PSTN.

Blacklist of sites is already a reality

On 1 November 2012, the Russian Government’s Resolution No. 1101 dated 26 October 2012 came into force. It approved the Rules for creating, compiling and maintaining the unified automated information system that contains details of domain names, website page indexes and network addresses allowing sites to be identified in the Internet that contain information which it is prohibited to distribute in Russia.

Protection of personal data and other confidential information

Pepeliaev Group lawyers from the firm’s practice groups dedicated to the legal protection of information and the administrative law defence of business have published ratings of the main events of 2011-2012 in the area of the legal protection of information. The ratings focus on events that have had the greatest resonance in the business environment as well as commenting on the results of compliance checks carried out by regulator Roscomnadzor in relation to personal data protection legislation in 2011.

The licensing of radio and television broadcasting

Pepeliaev Group advises that 22 February 2011 saw the publication on the website of the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”) of its Order No. 048 dated 31 December 2010 On temporary rules for administrative procedures performed by the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media to grant, renew, extend and cancel licences at the licensee’s request, to issue additional copies of licences, and to provide information contained in the licence register on specific licensees while rendering the state service of licensing radio and television broadcasting (the “Order”).

Court rules on television programmes on video-sharing platforms

By Antonella Barbieri and Federica De Santis

On January 20 2011 the Court of Milan ruled against ItaliaOnline Srl (IOL) for infringement of copyright held by Reti Televisive Italiane SpA (RTI) in respect of television programmes uploaded and displayed on IOL's online audio and video-sharing platform. The grounds for the decision were published on June 16 2011. 

The licensing of radio and television broadcasting

Pepeliaev Group advises that 22 February 2011 saw the publication on the website of the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media (“Roskomnadzor”) of its Order No. 048 dated 31 December 2010 On temporary rules for administrative procedures performed by the Federal Service for Supervision over Telecommunications, Information Technology and Mass Media to grant, renew, extend and cancel licences at the licensee’s request, to issue additional copies of licences, and to provide information contained in the licence register on specific licensees while rendering the state service of licensing radio and television broadcasting (the “Order”).

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