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The Russian Federation strengthened its commitment to the protection of
personal data by ratifying, on 15 May 2013, the Council of Europe (CoE) Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, also known as “Convention 108”.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland received Russia´s
instrument of accession from Alexander Alekseev, the Permanent Representative and Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe.

The Convention is today the only legally binding international
instrument in its field. Open to any country, it has the potential to
become a global standard, providing legal certainty and predictability
in international relations.

The treaty will enter into force in respect of the Russian Federation on
1 September 2013. Russia is the 46th state to become a party to the
convention.

Russia signs international data protection convention (15.05.2013)
http://www.neurope.eu/article/russia-signs-international-data-protection-convention

Convention 108
http://www.conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=108&CM=2&DF=&CL=ENG