Nov 022019
 
 November 2, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Catalin Cimpanu reports that experts believe that the explanation for Russia’s new “internet sovereignty” law is just a pretext for mass surveillance:

The Kremlin government cited the need to have the ability to disconnect Russia’s cyberspace from the rest of the world in the event of a national emergency or foreign threat, such as a cyberattack.

In order to achieve these goals, the law mandates that all local ISPs route traffic through special servers managed by the Roskomnadzor, the country’s telecoms regulator.

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The law’s true purpose is to create a legal basis to force ISPs to install deep-packet inspection equipment on their networks and force them to re-route all internet traffic through Roskomnadzor strategic chokepoints.

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