eBay agrees to store personal data by Russians in Russia

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According to the media, the company has already started transferring servers from Switzerland to Russia and should accomplish the task until September 1.

The eBay online auction has become the first American Internet company that announced its readiness to store personal data by Russian users on servers located in Russia, informs the newspaper “Kommersant”, citing an unnamed source.

According to the newspaper, Vladimir Dolgov, the head of the Russian representation of eBay, met Roskomnadzor Deputy Head Antonina Priyezzheva on Friday. The meeting was also attended by a representative of the PayPal payment system belonging to eBay.

The newspaper source claims that the online store has already started transferring servers from Switzerland to Russia and should accomplish the task until September 1, when law on data storage comes into force.

A Roscomnadzor representative Vadim Ampelonsky confirmed that their management had met managers of the Internet company. “eBay is in the working group from the first day, but such a meeting with government representatives was the first one,” explained Dolgov.

“The eBay main goal was to get answers to several questions about law on personal data that comes into force on 1 September 2015. After the meeting eBay confirms its readiness to collect and store the information required in accordance with the law,” he admitted.

On September 1, 2015 the ban on Russian citizens’ personal information storage abroad will come into force. It was originally planned to do it on January 1, but then it was made the decision to postpone the deadline. Law on Russian citizens’ personal data storage was adopted in July, 2014.

Text by INTERFAX.RU

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