Russian parliament wants internet giants to host personal data in Russia

by bold-lichterman

Russian Parliament has just passed a law which will oblige Internet services to host the personal data of Russian citizens on servers located in the national territory by September 2016. Behind this vote, the Internet giants such as Google, Facebook or Twitter are clearly targeted and should be forced to store personal data in the country to continue their activities, while they are still largely hosted in the United States.

Otherwise, they would risk being blocked. This law obviously raises many reactions, in particular as regards the will of Internet censorship on the part of the authorities.

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