Russia demands major websites to store personal data locally

By Justin Kahn ยท 15 replies
Jul 3, 2014
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  1. Russian parliament has just passed a bill that could change the way its citizens access the internet in a major way. The bill demands that all the data of Russian citizens being stored by various apps and websites must be done...

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  2. Unless they plan to cut the network lines and block all wireless/satellite telecommunication in and out of Russia, this bill is unimplementable. The worrying part is, they'll probably try and do just that if it all goes ahead.
  3. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Yeah, I wonder which of the major internet companies will do that.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    What they need to do is make everyone aware of which servers don't store data locally, and let the people decide if they want to risk it or not. After all how damaging can personal data be if it goes beyond local borders. If you ask me personal data is more damaging in the hands of those locally. So what difference is this supposed to make?
  5. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Russia just made themselves the dark place on the internet no one wants to go too :/

    If Russia really is doing this then they best be giving the companies money to make this happen as its gonna seriously gonna cost companies like facebook, google, microsoft etc. a TON just to implement the <If in russia place data on x server in x location> then it would require TONS of cash just to setup shop in Russia.

    Think of it this way russia is asking companies to spent roughly $10-20million implementing this feature and then another $20-30 million to setup shop in russia.

    Russia is making its own customers AKA russians work extremely hard to have the stuff the rest of the glorious world has... which also means russians will not invent or invest in russia but elsewhere...
  6. This is great news. We should see spam reduced by I don't know 100 percent. Oh wait 50 percent is from china. hahahaha. Also credit card scams would reduce too. All the fraudulent charges will be null now. cool America can sleep better. hahahaha.
    rub900 and TraceAbsence like this.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    You are confused. This will have no effect on the amount of spam leaving their servers. It is personal data not spam, ads, malware, or the likes.
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  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,669   +1,951

    Russia has modest wants, it's just in the world domination business.
  9. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,739   +3,757

    Meh. Ordinary occupation for developed nations.
  10. TraceAbsence

    TraceAbsence TS Rookie

    Maybe what Russia is really after is to make it so hard for companies like FB, Microsoft and Google to function in Russia that they would stop doing business with it at all, a great way for Putin to isolate his own people and exercise total power over them.
  11. Internet, when it was created, was a great idea to connect people, provide information, communcation. Since then it was changed by certain people into a global money-sucking, spying and mind-control monster. Initially run by scientific institutions, now it is purely commercial and political. It is only natural for countries to protect themselves from each other now that Internet is used for "information wars" as they are called. Why give US a monopoly on brainwashing - everybody wants a share now. So, instead of a global space where John, Jane and millions of people with unpronounceable names and terrible accents can live, share and dream together in harmony, we'll have isolated camps where consumers will buy and learn the latest news from the Big Brother's newspaper.
  12. Seams fair ...

    if you are storing personal data .. do it localy (in the country)

    if you don't like it . .just DON'T store data ... makes sense.

    The bad side of this, if they want to access your data its easily done because its under the country's law now.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    NSA/GCHQ+Snowden gate has ensured that governments around the world are trying to come up their own ideas as a counter measure to these threats. So I guess implementation practicality takes back seat at least for now.
  14. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,668   +1,101

    This is a bill that is impossible to implement. even if it passes I don't see how they can enforce it.
  15. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    IKR! Making businesses like facebook or a russian version of facebook shut down due to being far too complicated to build and too costly, Great going russia! :D
  16. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    I agree with the no spam comment. I think this will help not hurt. Screw the Russian people.

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