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Foreign Companies in No Hurry to Move Personal Data to Russia

  • Some waiting to establish if law's enforcement will be severe
  • Law allows authorities to block access to a violator’s website

Foreign technology companies aren’t rushing to move their Russian customers’ personal data to local servers, as required this month by a law backed by President Vladimir Putin, according to data-center operator DataPro.

The law requires companies such as Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to store the data in Russia to protect it from foreign security services from Sept. 1, following former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s disclosures about U.S. government surveillance activities.