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Russia May Unban Telegram…if it Shares Encryption Keys with the FSB

Russia’s telecom watchdog said that it may reverese the ban on Telegram if the company shares its encryption keys with federal law enforcement. Nevertheless, Telegram has not given any indication that it will update its stance in response to the Supreme Court ruling or RKN’s offer.

Source: Russia May Unban Telegram…if it Shares Encryption Keys with the FSB

Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

Hackers have infected more than 500,000 home and small-office routers around the world with malware that can be used to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command.

Source: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware | Ars Technica

Russia’s Watchdog May Block Facebook If Network Fails to Comply With Laws

The Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor might raise the issue of blocking Facebook if the social network fails to relocate the Russian citizens’ database to the country’s territory and comply with Russian laws before the end of 2018, the head of Roskomnadzor said in an interview with the newpaper Izvestia.

Source: Russia’s Watchdog May Block Facebook If Network Fails to Comply With Laws – Sputnik International

Russia’s Draft law proposes data subjects “choose processing purposes”

The Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation (‘Minsvyaz’) issued, on 25 April 2018, a draft Federal Law on Amending the Federal Law of 27 July 2006 No. 152-FZ On Personal Data.

In particular, the Draft Law proposes to amend Articles 9 and 11 of the Federal Law of 27 July 2006 No. 152-FZ On Personal Data in order to regulate consent for the processing of personal data, as well as to introduce a requirement to obtain consent for the processing of biometric data.

Source: Russia: Draft law proposes data subjects “choose processing purposes”

In these three countries, employee consent may be the only way to transfer their data

Before a deep dive into the issues of employee data processing and transfer, it is worth examining the requirements for employment documentation in Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.

Generally, paper files remain the prevailing form of such documentation, and they are extensively used by local companies to demonstrate compliance to state regulators. Among other purposes, employee records maintained in a prescribed way present a proof of proper employee data collection allowing its further processing.

Source: In these three countries, employee consent may be the only way to transfer their data

Russian Data storage Decree “places great deal of pressure on telcos”

On 12 April 2018 the Russia’s Government issued Decree NQ 445, on Approval of the Rules for Storage by Telecommunication Operators of Text Messages of Users of Communication Services, Voice Information, Images, Sounds, Video and Other Communications of Users of Communication Services, providing for the establishment of data retention measures to counter terrorism and ensure public safety (‘the Decree’).

The Decree approves the procedure, terms and quantity of data storage by telcos of text messages, voice information, images, sounds, video and other communications in Russia. In particular, telcos will be obliged to store audio telephone communications and text messages of their users on Russian territory, in full for a period of 6 months, from 1 October 2018.

Source: Russia: Data storage Decree “places great deal of pressure on telcos”

With GDPR in the Background, Digital Protectionism Is on the Rise

A protectionist mindset that’s been brewing politically worldwide for quite some time is suddenly at the doorstep of every digital platform and global brand. Marketing players are now making locally-minded data moves that stand to hurt companies of all types; though the business ramifications have yet to be appropriately recognized.

Certain governments already have data localization laws in place. Russia, for example, enforces data localization laws so that citizens’ datasets have to remain in the country. Enforcing its laws, Russia has banned access to LinkedIn since 2016 and threatens to block Facebook in 2018 unless it agrees to comply with the data localization laws.

Source: With GDPR in the Background, Digital Protectionism Is on the Rise – Adweek

Russian cyber threat pushes UK to sign world’s largest digital security pact 

Theresa May will strengthen the UK’s digital defences through a £15m online security pact with Commonwealth allies amid warnings over the growing threat of cyber warfare from Russia.

Leaders from the 53-nation bloc are expected to sign the world’s largest cyber declaration, pledging to join forces to combat criminals and hostile actors engaged in potentially devastating cyber attacks, and to support smaller nations to raise their security standards by 2020.

Source: Russian cyber threat pushes UK to sign world’s largest digital security pact | The Independent

Russian hackers mass-exploit routers in homes, govs, and infrastructure

Hackers working on behalf of the Russian government are compromising large numbers of routers, switches, and other network devices belonging to governments, businesses, and critical-infrastructure providers, US and UK officials warned Monday.

The Russian government-sponsored actors are using the compromised devices to perform man-in-the-middle attacks that extract passwords, intellectual property, and other sensitive information and to lay the groundwork for potential intrusions in the future, the officials continued. The warning was included in a technical alert jointly issued by the US Department of Homeland Security and FBI and the UK’s National Cyber Security Center.

Source: Russian hackers mass-exploit routers in homes, govs, and infrastructure | Ars Technica

Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

A Russian court on Friday ordered the blocking of a popular messaging app, Telegram, after it rejected to share its encryption data with authorities.

The Moscow court on Friday ruled in favor of the Russian communications watchdog, which had demanded that Telegram be blocked in Russia until it hands over the keys to its encryption.

Source: Russian court blocks popular messaging app in privacy row

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