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Tech giants silent on new Russian surveillance law

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Tech giants silent on new Russian surveillance law

But according to Eva Galperin, a global policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, "the tech giants show no signs of complying — not Google, not Facebook, not Twitter."

Galperin expects these large U.S.-based companies to treat the new law's mandates as they did the data localization requirements Russia passed into law last year — which companies have basically ignored.

"[Companies] are staying publicly silent and not complying with the data localization mandate," she told FedScoop. "None of those companies keep their Russian user data in Russia" as the law supposedly requires, she added.

Friday, July 22, 2016
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