We are proud to be one of the first leading Russian law firms to establish a specialist practice dedicated to Data Protection and Cybersecurity led by lawyers with specific expertise in IT, media, telecoms and software development. This enables us to deliver sophisticated advice to market-leading Russian and multinational clients on the wide range of legal issues associated with collecting and processing personal data and mitigating the risk of cybersecurity breaches.
Our advice ranges from cross-border transfers of personal data, to GDPR compliance, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, internet of things, employee background checks, internal investigations and counter-terrorism information security requirements. We help our clients comply with the ever-evolving Russian rules and regulations including the so-called “Yarovaya laws” and laws relating to critical infrastructure, video on demand and data security. We also bring extensive knowledge in representing clients in court and administrative proceedings relating to blacklistings of websites, apps and IP domains. Our experience spans virtually every industry including banking and finance, healthcare and clinical trials, e-commerce, retail, social media, media and telecoms, internet of things and market research.
ALRUD’s full-service offering is a key factor in attracting blue-chip domestic and international clients. Our Data Protection and Cybersecurity team routinely works with ALRUD’s top-ranking teams in other practice areas including corporate and M&A, labour and employment, regulatory, dispute resolution, private client advisory, banking and finance. This approach enables us to advise on the full spectrum of a client’s complex requirements, giving us the scale of resources needed to service the most demanding situations. At the same time, our Data Protection and Cybersecurity team is regularly instructed by clients on a standalone basis.
Much of our work has an international element and we are proud to be the Russian law firm of choice for many of the world’s top tier law firms in Europe, Asia and the US. Our success in establishing collaborative relationships with our overseas law firm partners enables us to deliver the highest quality advice in representing our clients’ interests in multi-jurisdictional matters. Our clients greatly value our ability to assemble teams that are in tune with their specific needs, both commercially and culturally.
Our multi-lingual approach is a significant advantage, enabling us to provide legal services in English and Russian as well as in multiple other languages including German, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Our core philosophy, which sets us apart from our competitors, is that providing excellent advice in contentious situations is not only about the technical interpretation of the law; it is equally about the economic, political, business and social considerations. This philosophy guides our approach to recruiting and developing the best lawyers in the field. We are unique in the focus we place on educational and development programmes for our lawyers, supporting them through post-graduate programmes at top business schools and secondments to some of the world’s leading international law firms. This enables our team to bring a broader perspective to our advice.
on Russian data localization requirements and re-structuring of its information systems.
on the data protection requirements applicable to its activities in Russia, including requirements for storing voice and text messages, secrecy of communications and lawful interception.
on cross-border transfers of personal data of customers.
prepared for the inspection of the Russian Data Protection Authority, assisted the client with the elimination of violations revealed upon results of the inspection.
on cross-border transfers of personal data in relation to an investigation by a UK state authority.
in its interaction with Roscomnadzor officials, during on-site inspection of compliance with data protection laws.
on complex issues of Russian regulations on cybersecurity and relevant liability and enforcement issues on cybercrime.
on legal implications of use by the employees of their personal mobile devices for job-related purposes (Bring Your Own Device Concept).
on measures required to launch e-commerce functional website from perspective of Russian data protection laws.