Putin Gives Federal Security Agents Two Weeks To Produce ‘Encryption Keys’ For The Internet

The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has ordered the Federal Security Service (FSB) to produce “encryption keys” to decrypt all data on the internet, and the FSB has two weeks to do it, Meduza reports.

The head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov, is responsible for accomplishing such a task. “The new ‘anti-terrorist’ laws (see the earlier article at https://goo.gl/JH13Ps) require all ‘organizers of information distribution’ that add ‘additional coding’ to transmitted electronic messages to provide the FSB with any information necessary to decrypt those messages,” reports Meduza.

“It’s still unclear what information exactly online resources are expected to turn over, given that all data on the internet is encoded, one way or another, and in many instances encryption keys for encrypted information simply don’t exist.”

Good luck with this task! I wonder if failure to complete the task within two weeks means exile to Siberia?

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