DECIPHERING RUSSIA’S “SOVEREIGN INTERNET LAW”
Publish Date: 16-01-2020
Source: German Council on Foreign Relations
Author(s): Alena Epifanova
Synopsis: In November 2019, Vladimir Putin’s regime introduced new regulations that create a legal framework for centralized state management of the internet within Russia’s borders. Although full implementation will be extremely difficult, this framework will likely lead to tighter state control over society and additional complications for domestic and foreign companies. The regulations are expected to accelerate the fragmentation of the global internet and to increase Russian reliance on Chinese technology.
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