On the road to isolationism: what will happen to Gmail and Skype in Russia?

posted 27 Apr 2014, 07:36 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 27 Apr 2014, 07:37 ]
23 April 2014 

Source: HRO.org (info
Will foreign internet services be blocked if they do not store data [for Russian security services – HRO] about internet users on the territory of Russia? 

Foreign providers of e-mail and instant messaging services will be bound, along with Russian companies, to store data about their users for six months on Russian territory. As Lenta.ru writes, this follows from the text of the ‘anti-terrorist packet’ of laws that State Duma deputies passed in a third reading on 22 April 2014. [Read more]