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New Law Brings Russia One Step Closer to a ‘Closed Internet’

08
Jul
2014

Russias lower house of parliament has formally passed a law forcing internet companies to store the personal information of Russian citizens on Russian-based servers. With this law, government officials will be able to access anything their citizens say, post, and view online with great ease. While Google has a server in Russia, other websites would also need to create fully accessible databases there to suit the requirements of the law. Russians who do not support Vladimir Putin have been known to communicate via Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, which often post personal information meant to disgrace corrupt politicians. 

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