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Russia annoyed by intelligence leaks, plans to secure data protection

Russia annoyed by intelligence leaks, plans to secure data protection
Russia annoyed by intelligence leaks, plans to secure data protection

The invoice, made by Russia’s communications ministry, pubs unauthorized individuals from publishing and creating databases of private data drawn from official sources, and penalties anybody violating that principle.

Additionally, it requires that state agencies establishing systems for managing personal data consult the Federal Security Service, Russia’s primary domestic intelligence agency.

The bill, also published late on Thursday, states it’s in reaction to some 2017 education from President Vladimir Putin and makes no reference of this spate of escapes.

However, Russian authorities are embarrassed by escapes about two guys Britain alleges were Russian intelligence agents who employed a neural agent to poison former spy Sergei Skripal along with his daughter. Russia denies participation.

Both guys told Russian television that they were naive tourists who went into the English town of Salisbury, where Skripal was residing, to see its palace.

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However, the Bellingcat investigative journalism site, drawing leaked passport info, identified both as officers together with Russia’s GRU military intelligence bureau.

In another instance, a Russian accused at a U.S. indictment of running cyber attacks across the world has been tracked, through leaked official databases, to a speech in Moscow which Washington claims is a foundation for Russian army intelligence.

The laws, including two draft legislation along with also a draft government resolution, has been released for a 30-day period of public consultation, and it’ll be submitted to parliament and the authorities for acceptance.

Russia has an active black market in illegal databases accumulated using confidential data discharged from state-run registries. The information comprises passport information, addresses, car registrations, flight manifests as well as tax returns.

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Releasing personal data this manner is prohibited under existing laws, but Russian authorities have struggled to stamp out the practice. A number of the databases are publicly available online.


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Marc Thiessen


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