What do security certificates actually do?

In a previous post we saw the effect of encryption, trying to make content unreadable to anyone watching your traffic. Great, you may think, my DuckDuckGo searches are safe! Yes, but only if it’s really DuckDuckGo at the other end of your connection. There are…

Personal Data Protection in Russia

On July 1, 2017 new amendments on personal data came into legal effect in Russian legislation. They dictate new rules on processing and storage personal data, and impose additional requirements on service providers. At the present moment Russian IT infrastructure migrates to cloud storages. As…

Europe’s GDPR Meets WHOIS Privacy: Which Way Forward?

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in May 2018, and with it, a new set of tough penalties for companies that fail to adequately protect the personal data of European users. Amongst those affected are domain name registries and registrars, who…