Law of the Week. New confidentiality rules on FSB ‘professional secrets’.

Week-ending 7 August 2020

Official emblem of the FSB

On Friday, 31 July 2020, President Putin signed into force a law which seems aimed at silencing voices reporting on the activities of Russia’s FSB. The new law on the FSB specifically states (in a new Article 6) that military servicemen and civilian employees of FSB bodies, as well as those dismissed from them must “maintain confidentiality of information on the activities of the FSB containing professional secrets”.

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