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Recent Trends in Information Security and Data Protection Law: Russian, EU and Norwegian perspectives

Researchers of the International Laboratory for IT and IP Law, HSE, discussed prospects for regulation of information security and data protection in Russia, Norway and the European Union with colleagues from the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo. Among the issues raised at the symposium there were topics relevant for both Russia and Norway.

Irina Bogdanovskaya, Head of the International Laboratory for IT and IP Law, presented an overview of the main directions of Russian IT law development. Lee Bygrave, Professor and Director of the NRCCL, in turn highlighted the recent legislative initiatives of the European Union in the field of information security and personal data protection.

Personal data localization in Russia has been considered in the report of Alexander Savelyev, Senior Research Fellow of the International Laboratory, while Worku Gedafa, Researcher of the NRCCL, reviewed the content of the EU Directive on network and information security. Ruslan Nurullaev, junior researcher of the International Laboratory, analyzed recent trends of website blocking in Russia and EU. Samson Esayas, Doctoral Fellow of the Center, raised the question of the interface of EU competition law and data protection law: