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State and Cybersecurity

Moderator: Alexey Andreev (L e x a)

A great number of new laws and bills related to "information security" have been adopted over the last two years. This refers to website blocking without a court ruling, ban on foreign hosting for government web resources, control over anonymous payments, and forcing bloggers with more than 3,000 readers to register with the national media office. But do these regulations prevent terrorism and criminal activity in the Internet? Is it possible to preserve civil liberties in the modern digital world? What are the views of various countries regarding information security of citizens?

The participants of the section will address these questions. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Roskomnadzor, the State Duma, who lobby for new laws regarding the Internet, will take part in the discussion. On the other hand, these laws will hit at the interests of the mass media and Internet business. Representatives of these industries will attend the round table and express their point of view as well. Hackers will also have their word: only they know where the borders of information security really are. And of course all the participants will answer tricky questions from the audience.

Among the participants are:

  • Lyudmila Bokova, a member of the Federation Council, Chairman of the Provisional Commission for the Development of Information Society
  • Ruslan Gattarov, Deputy Governor of Chelyabinsk Oblast
  • Vadim Dengin, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy
  • a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • a representative of Roskomnadzor
  • Andrey Kolesnikov, Head of the Coordination Center for TLD RU
  • Sergey Kopylov, Head of the Legal Department of the Coordination Center for TLD RU
  • Denis Davidov, Executive Director of Safe Internet League
  • Leonid Filatov, Head of the Openstat company
  • Polina Kolozaridi, a postgraduate at Higher School of Economics
  • Information security experts

  • Language
  • Russian

Alexey Andreev, also known as Lexa and Mersey Shelley, is a Russian IT journalist, former editor-in-chief of the Webplanet web portal and other network projects. Alexey is the author of the cyberpunk novels "The Web" and "2048", full of that contain detailed predictions about our technological future. He received Russian and Ukrainian awards in literature, won three international haiku competitions (Japan). He currently works at Positive Technologies.

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