GDPR and privacy

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation has taken effect in the Netherlands, It is an important step towards the unity of privacy legislation within all European member states. But the GDPR can reach even beyond the borders of the EU (plus some countries of the EEA). The GDPR applies to personal data of all citizens in the EU, even if these data are processed outside the EU.
For example, processing outside the EU takes place when you use Russian software developers who have access to data from EU citizens. Or when the payroll administration of your Dutch/European employees in Russia is done by a local Russian party. In that case, ambiguities and conflicts may arise between the Russian legislation and the requirements of the GDPR. In addition, the GDPR requires safeguards for transfer of data to foreign countries. Only in a few countries designated by the European Commission protection of personal data considered to be adequate. In other cases, the exporter of data and the importer/recipient abroad have to provide additional safeguards, according to model contracts or binding corporate rules established by the Commission or agreements approved by the supervisory authorities.

In short, a whole new area of ​​legislation, where practice that still has to take shape. We have specialists in our team, who can explain the similarities and differences between GDPR and Russian legislation and help you provide adequate safeguards as required by GDPR.

Do you have a legal question regarding Russia?

+31 6 464 17 838

Our team is available on weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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03 march 2019

Seminar "Russia and risks of export" on April 25

We would like to invite you to the Russia Seminar of EVOfenedex on 25 April in Amersfoort!

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  • Amsterdam
  • Cologne
  • Moscow
  • St. Petersburg
  • Juralink Amsterdam

    +31 6 464 17 838

    Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 331B
    1012 RM Amsterdam

    1411XA Naarden - 13
  • Juralink Cologne

    + 49 152 071 696 44
  • Juralink Moscow

    +7 495 966 0456
    + 7 495 625 34 76 (fax)

    + 7 903 749 87 59 (Lodewijk)

    OOO Juralink
    Krasnoproletarskaya ul. 16, bld. 1, 4th floor
    127473 Moscow
    Russian Federation



  • Juralink St. Petersburg

    +7 812 374 65 75

    OOO Juralink-Gnius
    Nevsky Prospect 30, office 3.12
    191011 St. Petersburg
    Russian Federation

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