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New Russian Internet Data Law Raises Questions About Privacy, Compliance

A controversial new Russian law on the retention of personal computer data has gone into force, raising questions about the possible impact on the world's largest Internet companies and the privacy of the customers they serve — and whether the law can even be effectively enforced.   The law, which took effect on September 1, requires Russian and foreign companies to store data for customers who are Russian citizens on servers housed on Russian territory.   That has sparked...

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