Russian parliament passes data storage law
July 5 , 2014
The lower house of parliament in Russia has passed a law that requires internet firms to store the personal data of Russian citizens inside the country.
According to the Kremlin the need for data protection led to this law. Russian MP Vadim Dengin said most Russians did not want their data “to leave Russia for the United States”.
Critics, however, say that the government will now have greater access to internet user data.