Bloomberg Law
Nov. 18, 2019, 12:31 PM

Chinese, Russian Data Localization Laws Targeted in Senate Bill

Daniel R. Stoller
Daniel R. Stoller
Senior Legal Editor

Companies with websites or apps subject to Chinese or Russian law couldn’t transfer U.S. residents’ data to those countries or others deemed national security threats under a bill a U.S. senator is unveiling Nov. 18.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is targeting countries with laws that force companies to store data locally and provide access to it when ordered. Lawmakers and U.S. officials have raised concerns about such laws in China, Russia and other countries, saying they threaten the security of U.S. data.

The National Security and Personal Data Protection Act aims to limit the flow of personal data to such ...

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