Administrative liability for the failure to meet the obligation to block internet resources in Russia
The Federation Council approved the draft federal law "On the Introduction of Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offences" , which establishes the administrative liability for a failure by an Internet provider to perform the obligation to limit or resume access to the information access to which should be limited or resumed on the basis of the data received from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor).
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov - Partner, GRATA International, commented to Vlast on legal aspects of the 'second wave' of privatisation in Kazakhstan.
Patent rights legislation changes in Azerbaijan
On February 10, 2017, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree “on additional measures regarding the improvement of management in the fields of standardization, metrology, accreditation and protection of the patent right objects” (“Decree”).
Improvement of food safety system in the Republic of Azerbaijan
On February 10, 2017, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree on “additional measures with respect to the improvement of food safety system in the Republic of Azerbaijan” (“Decree”).
Changes in the rules of subsidising the clinical trials of implantable medical devices in Russia
The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 37 dated 20 January 2017 amended the Rules for Granting Subsidies from the Federal Budget to Russian Organisations for Partial Compensation of Costs Incurred for the Implementation of Projects on the Arrangement and Conducting of Clinical Trials of Implantable Medical Devices within the Sub-Program 'Development of the Medical Devices Production" of under the State Program 'Development of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Industry' for 2013-2020 approved by the Decree No. 1046 of the Government dated 1 October 2015.
New administrative liability measures for violation of the legislation on personal data processing in Russia
On 27 January 2017, the State Duma passed in the final reading the bill on amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations (hereinafter - the 'Administrative Code'). The bill is aimed at enhancing the administrative liability for violation of the procedure for collection, storage, use or dissemination of information on citizens (personal data) established by the Russian Federation.