- Russia President has signed a sovereign internet bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet.The bill says the government will exercise centralized control over the communication network of general use.
- The law is aimed at isolating the country’s Internet (Runet) from the rest of the world to ensure it could remain available and secure in the event of a cyber-attack or other incident.
- This means that data from its own organisations and users would remain within Russia rather than being distributed globally.Further,Internet pre-filtering centres will also be introduced which will allow Russian authorities to regulate traffic routing.
- This will increase the cyber security and stability of Russian internet in the event of foreign interference.However,critics have said that it is one more layer of censorship from the government which will further isolate consumers from the outside world.
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