Russia has carried out what it called “exercises” to ensure the security of its Internet infrastructure, as part of measures that activists say are intended to increase censorship.
The so-called “Sovereign Internet” law, passed by lawmakers and signed into law by Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year, requires Internet service providers to install devices that can handle point-to-point traffic. That is state controlled.
He also calls for the creation of a new Russian research system.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
They argue that this law is needed to protect Russia against potential cyber attacks.
But critics have warned that the law would result the increased censorship of the Internet and allow for higher levels of surveillance by Russian intelligence agencies.
Russia’s communications ministry said on December 23 that the exercises were aimed at ensuring the “integrity” of the internet.