The bill is intended to position the country to fend off potential cyber attacks from abroad, particularly from the United States, the legislature said in a statement.
|A Rostelekom data processing center in Novosibirsk. Alexander Kryazhev / Sputnik / Scanpix / LETA|
Russian internet providers have reportedly been tasked by April 1, to come up with a way that the country could reliably shield itself from cyber attacks.
The task force has been considering whether the country could completely disconnect itself from the global internet, Russian independent news agency RBC reported earlier.
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