A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Mikhail Fedotov

Mikhail Fedotov

Director, "UNESCO Chair in Copyright, Related, Cultural and Information Rights" International Scientific and Educational Center, National Research University Higher School of Economics
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03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Right to Privacy in the World of Big Data
We talk about digital rights all the time. We already have a definition of digital rights in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, and what is written in the Civil Code has nothing to do with what we are talking about. As such, an individual’s digital rights are like one thing, but the digital rights that we have enshrined in the Civil Code are completely different
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Right to Privacy in the World of Big Data
A social network recognizes a person. It can guarantee reality, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, freedom of creativity, and so on. But can a personal choice be made between the sov-ereignty of a state and the sovereignty of a social network? It seems to me illusory since a person is always under the sovereignty of a state [...] At the same time, neither the network nor the state can guarantee the right to a name, the right to an image, or the right to personal data
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
The Right to Privacy in the World of Big Data
In the digital world, in particular in social media, analogue privacy law is being transformed into digi-tal personal law