President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Tuesday that obliges Internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country, the Kremlin said on its website.
The new law amends individual regulatory acts and details the rules of processing personal data in information and telecommunications networks.
The operators of personal data will be obliged to use databases located exclusively in Russia and to indicate these databases' addresses.
In addition to this, the law gives the telecommunications, information technologies and mass media oversight service Roskomnadzor the right, pursuant to a court order, to limit access to information being handled with violations of the law on personal data protection.
In order to limit access to online data, being handled with violations of the Russian personal data laws, an automated information system will be set up, titled "Register of Violations of Personal Data Rights."