A new set of online surveillance measures has been approved by the State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament. Whistleblower Edward Snowden has called the new laws "an unworkable, unjustifiable violation of rights" in a Tweet.
According to a report on ArsTechnica, "As
well as being able to demand access to encrypted services, the authorities will
require Russia's telecom companies to store not just metadata, but the actual
content of messages too, for a period of six months."
TAKEAWAY THOUGHTIn a world of changing cybersecurity risks and regulations, new procedures pertaining to the shape, size and longevity of data are never clear cut and very often difficult to implement in the real world.