22:33 / 26.01.2021
Personal data of Uzbek citizens are now required to be stored in Uzbekistan

On January 14, the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a law amending and supplementing certain legislative acts.

The document introduces amendments to the Personal Data Act, obliging website owners to store the personal data of Uzbek citizens on the territory of Uzbekistan.

Thus, the owner and the operator, when processing the personal data of Uzbek citizens using information technologies, including the Internet, must ensure their collection, systematization and storage in databases of personal data on technical means physically located in the territory of Uzbekistan and duly registered in the State register of personal databases.

The amendment will take effect in three months.

The first special law regulating the protection of personal data was adopted in 2019. It entered into force on October 1, 2019. The law imposes a number of legal obligations on people who work with personal data.

The document provides for sanctions for the illegal collection, systematization, storage, alteration, supplementation, use, provision, dissemination, transmission, anonymization and destruction of personal data.