Russia’s sovereign internet law comes into force

    Date04 Nov 2019
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    The Russian government calls it the “sovereign internet” law and from 1 November it compels the country’s ISPs to forward all data arriving and departing from their networks through special gateway servers. What are your thoughts on this new form of government surveillance? Let's have a discussion. Learn more in a great Naked Security article:

    Promoted since 2018, from the government’s point of view the sovereign internet is a way of protecting the country from the bad stuff the internet – or other countries – might throw at it.

    To its critics, Runet, as it’s also known, is a straight power grab by a government obsessed with the idea of control, surveillance and censorship of its population.

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