It is excellent to see that some companies are holding customer data sacrosanct and going to great lengths to protect those who pay for a service and entrust the security of their data to them. With Lavabit and Cryptoseal going by the wayside rather than submit to unreasonable demands we can only hope this digital rebellion will continue.
One of Russia’s top web companies, Mail.ru, said it has been fined around $15,000 for not handing over customer data to the country’s financial regulator. The regulator wanted to know who certain Mail.ru customers had been contacting during a set time period, but the web provider pointed to the Russian constitution, which protects private correspondence. Mail.ru said it will contest the fine in court.