July 22, 2016 Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance
Shaun Waterman reports:
U.S.-based tech giants appear set to silently ignore new Russian laws requiring them to hand over encryption keys for internet communications to state security agencies, those tracking the issue tell FedScoop.
Only two encryption providers appear to have publicly responded to the new legislation, known as “Yarovaya law,” after the hardline lawmaker responsible for drafting it. One virtual private network provider, Private Internet Access, announced they were leaving Russia, while another, NordVPN, doubled down on their presence there, according to interviews and public statements.
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