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The State of Internet Surveillance in Russia

March 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:482 MacOdrum Library
Key Contact:Ottilie Grisdale

The lecture examines recent internet regulation policies in Russia, focusing on the balance between identification requirements and the anonymity of errors. It asks whether the new regulation initiatives will improve the transparency of the Russian Internet, or whether they will turn the personal data of Russian citizens into another state property right. March23_Poster

Dr. Nikolay Dmitrik is a Senior Scientific Advisor at the Russian journal Digital Report, and Head of Legal Consulting of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. Dr. Dmitrik took part in the development of legislations on personal data, e-signatures, e-government services and access to information (2006-2012). He has authored over 40 publications in the field of ICT regulation in Russia.

This lecture is also sponsored by the Centre for Governance and Public management (CGPM).