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‘Isolation’ of Russian Internet may require providers to use government-approved encryption techniques

Source: RBC

The State Duma committee on information policy is developing a new modification to current plans to isolate Russian Internet traffic from the World Wide Web, according to RBC. If the committee’s proposal moves past the development stage and is ultimately approved, both state-owned information systems and private Internet service providers will be required to employ encryption technology that is both produced in Russia and approved by the Russian federal government. Experts interviewed by RBC said the deployment of Russian encryption technology on a mass scale would allow government authorities to encrypt all online traffic in the country.