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Complexity of proving: perpetuation of evidence in the Internet

The proper functioning of modern society is impossible without using information technology that relates to the quickest possible transfer of information and its accessibility. The rapid development of information technology, especially over the past decade, covered all spheres of life of a man of today.

Business and Life

Anonymizers and VPN services are banned. How can the new rules serve corporate goals?

Not that much time is left before the new federal law enters into force known as the law that bans anonymizers and VPN services. This means a ban on using technologies, information systems, and programs that permit users to circumvent blocked websites and gain access to information resources with banned content with restricted access in Russia. Media outlets around the world were quick to compare the series of Russian banks with the Chinese Golden Shield Project, which provides for a system of filtering Internet content and blocking mobile applications and services that offer VPN services, or instructions on how to enter the Internet anonymously. 

Bank Review

EU regulations concerning personal data. Risks and recommendations for Russian businesses

The topic of security during the processing of personal data is a high-priority one, both in Russia and abroad. While Russian businesses are becoming accustomed to increased administrative penalties for violating legislation in the area of personal data - under Article 13.11 of the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offenses – the European Union is getting ready to pass Regulation No. 2016/679 “On protecting individuals while their personal data is being processed, and on the unhindered circulation of that kind of data.” One distinguishing feature of this regulation is its extraterritorial jurisdiction. The fact is that the regulation’s validity applies not only to EU residents, but also to third parties. Large Russian companies are unlikely to ignore the new rules: the penalty for violating them is substantial - up to 20 million Euro or 4% of the company’s worldwide annual turnover for the fiscal year. This article will talk about how the regulation will influence Russian business, how Russian business will get ready for it to be passed, and what the authorities are threatening to do if it is not complied with.


New Year marked by restrictions

One sees an interesting logic applied by the Russian legislators when preparing draft laws in the sphere of information technology, protection of information and personal data. Having no intent to catch up with the rapidly developing digital technology and trying to fight cybercrimes at the same time, the legislators have thus far taken a “prohibitive” approach in the sphere of drafting laws, as well as in law enforcement practices. We will try to show you this using the examples in this article.


Cloud technologies and personal data

Cloud technologies today are not considered something new or supernatural. The concept of cloud computing, which appeared in 2006, has thoroughly penetrated into a wide range of IT areas, affecting changes in the approaches adopted by companies to conduct business. Cloud services and technologies, due to their flexibility, as well as the absence of something like it anywhere in the world, have become in very high demand on the market. We can just take the growth of business investments in cloud infrastructure and services, which, according to assessments done by experts, will reach unprecedented scopes by 2019 - 312 billion dollars - and grow yearly by 15%.

Joint Stock Company

The problems with protecting pharmaceutical companies’ patent rights during the public procurement of medicinal products

This article analyzes the problems involved with protecting pharmaceutical companies’ patent rights during the public procurement process for medicinal products, with an aim to developing possible ways to resolve them. In the author’s opinion, established existing legislative mechanisms possess sufficient potential to protect pharmaceutical companies’ interests effectively. However, to unlock that it is essential to reconsider some of the approaches that have taken shape in judicial practice. 

Dmitry Borodin, Senior associate of Technologies and Investments Group
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