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Russian President Signs Law on Sovereign Internet

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Russian President Signs Law on Sovereign Internet
On May 1, Russia’s president signed a law on the "sovereign Internet, " a document already published on the official Internet portal of legal information The law is positioned as a tool to ensure the stable operation of the Russian-speaking segment of the global network in case of aggressive actions from abroad. The signing of the document by the president is the last stage, the law will enter into force in November this year.
By November, it is necessary to create traffic routing rules to minimize the transfer of personal data of Russian users abroad. In addition, cross-border communication lines and traffic exchange points should be established.
The drafters of the bill say that to implement the provisions of the document it is necessary to install on communication networks specialized technical means capable of identifying the source of the transmitted data. The corresponding devices must be able to restrict access to resources and services with prohibited information – and not only by network addresses, but also by prohibiting the passage of traffic.
In addition, there is also a need for infrastructure capable of ensuring the performance of Russian Internet resources in the event that Russian telecommunications operators are unable to connect to foreign root servers on the Internet.
According to representatives of the Council of Federation, the law, in the first place, protects the Russian-speaking segment of the network We should not be afraid of this law, but we should be afraid of the possibility of Russia’s disconnection from digital technologies, digital portals, from the Internet. If you read this law carefully, you will agree: Russia in no way wants to fence itself off from the world, isolate itself from the world. It makes no sense and is impossible.
30 billion rubles will be allocated from the budget to implement the law. Data transmitted over the internal network will be encrypted using cryptography tools developed in Russia. Roskomnadzor will be responsible for coordinating Runet infrastructure.
The developers of the bill are Senators Andrei Klishas and Lyudmila Bokova, as well as State Duma deputy Andrei Lugovoi.
Earlier, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said that Russia has no plans to disconnect from the global Internet, the document is only a forced measure due to the threat of Russia’s disconnection from the global network by external forces.

Russian President Signs Law on Sovereign Internet

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