MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. The Russian law on the personal data storage may complicate the introduction into operation and the work of the the Visa Information System (VIS) of the Schengen Area members, the European Union’s Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Usackas said on Wednesday.
"Consultations are under way with the competent Russian agencies on reconciling the enforcement of the new law and the work of the EU visa system, which will become operational on September 14," he said.
The law requiring Internet companies to store Russians’ personal data within the country’s borders was passed in 2014. This requirement is to come into force on September 1, 2015.