MOSCOW and LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
IXcellerate, Russia's premier carrier-neutral data centre operator announced today that it has released a White Paper report in partnership with Ernst&Young and East West Digital News on the new Information Law requiring all personal data of Russian citizens to be stored locally.
In December, 2014 the Russian government announced new localization requirements. The new law No.242-FZ states that personal data of all Russian citizens has to be stored locally on domestic servers, and it is mandatory to comply with the changes from September 2015. What it means is that personal data currently stored abroad (this is the case with many international as well as local companies) has now to be moved to those servers, located physically within the Russian territory.
In order to comply with the new changes businesses will need to implement a series of organizational, technical and legal steps. Experts from Ernst&Young and IXcellerate in partnership with EWDN participated in the research to present a clear set of recommendations to successfully comply with the law.
Guy Willner, CEO of IXcellerate commented on IXcellerate's involvement in the White Paper: "With the new law emerging very soon, we wanted to make sure businesses are ready for it by understanding all of the concerns of the involved parties. The deadline means that international players will have to start adapting now in order to be prepared and operate legally by September. This is by no means an impossible target if companies take it seriously and plan ahead. Russia is Europe's largest Internet market by users and traffic is growing 20% faster than Western Europe, so this market simply cannot be ignored."
White Paper can be viewed on IXcellerate's website: http://ixcellerate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Personal-Data-Storage-Com.pdf
Opened in 2012, IXcellerate's Tier 3+ Moscow One Datacentre is centrally located on a 15,000m² campus. IXcellerate Moscow One provides leading clients such as Thomson Reuters, Sprint, NTT and Orange Business Services with co-location services including private and secure cages, combined with on-hand technical support 24/365. Within our carrier-neutral facility, affordable and resilient connectivity is available in Russia and to the entire World. Expansion phases have the potential to increase the co-location floor space to over 8000m², with power feeds planned up to 20 MVA.
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