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Legal Advisory Services Under Newly Applied Sanctions

07 November 2022

In October 2022, the European Commission approved the eighth package of sanctions against Russia. Among other restrictions it established a ban on the provision of legal services to Russian companies. A few weeks later, on October 24, the European Commission published answers to frequently asked questions including explanations as to what kind of legal services fall under the ban and whether the extension of sanctions to this sphere does not entail restrictions on the right to protection.

Changes in Federal Law “On Personal Data”

01 June 2022

On the 24th of May 2022 State Duma approved in the first reading a draft law No. 101234-8 “On amendments to the Federal Law “On personal data” and other legislative acts of Russian Federation on the matters of protection of personal data subjects” (the Draft). The Draft was created in order to increase the protection of privacy of the subject of personal data.

A Law Providing Against the Refusal to Сonclude a Сontract Due to a Сonsumer's Refusal to Provide his Personal Data and Other Invalid Terms of a Consumer Contract Has Been Passed

28 April 2022

On April 26, 2022 the Federation Council approved a law amending Article 16 of the Law of the Russian Federation of February 7, 1992 № 2300-I “On Protection of Consumer Rights”, which prohibits sellers, performers, owners of aggregators to refuse a consumer in contract, execution, modification or termination due to the refusal of the consumer to provide personal data.

The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation clarified that the prohibition of the publication of personal data of a medical worker by an online publication should not violate the users’ right to receive information about the quality of services pro

20 July 2021

In a Resolution dated May 25, 2021, when examining the complaint of MedReyting LLC, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation clarified the procedure for applying para. 8, part 1, art. 6 of the Federal Law "On Personal Data", according to which the processing of personal data is necessary for the professional activity of a journalist and (or) the legitimate activity of the mass media or scientific, literary or other creative activities, provided that the rights and legitimate interests of the subject of personal data are not violated.