Why Partners Should Care About Russian Mandatory Source Code Reviews

Kris Blackmon

Channel Futures

Marcus Harris, a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, is quoted in this article. Marcus comments on a Russian policy that requires software companies to submit source code to the Russian government before entering the Russian market. According to Marcus, there are some cybersecurity risks to consider.

“To allow a company to give access to either the Russian government or companies closely associated with the Russian government carte blanche to review the inner workings of that software is very dangerous,” said Marcus.

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