On 14 May 2013, journalists Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan will present the joint project on Russian surveillance practices to British journalists at the Frontline Club in London, UK. The project is run by Citizen Lab, Privacy International and Agentura.Ru.
The surveillance culture in Russia is well documented. In the digital age as we see more protests on the streets of Moscow and elsewhere the FSB (the successor to the KGB) are developing new surveillance technologies. Towards the end of last year as debate about the draft Communications Data Bill was raging in the UK, in Russia advanced internet-censorship and monitoring technologies were introduced. In reaction to this Privacy International, Agentura.Ru, the Russian secret services watchdog, and Citizen Lab joined forces to launch a new project entitled “Russia’s Surveillance State”.
For more information on the event, see here.