Russia: Amendments to laws on processing of personal data

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation following the Adoption of the Federal Law On Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data and the Federal Law On Personal Data.
Source: Kremlin press release; New Europe.
Update 26.05.2013: Convention 108 will enter into force on 1.9.2013 (for Russia), for the Declaration (exceptions) contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 15 May 2013 look here for Russia.