Kaspersky Lab to move user data from Russian Federation to Switzerland

Kaspersky Lab to move user data from Russian Federation to Switzerland

Kaspersky Lab to move user data from Russian Federation to Switzerland

That way, our software will be compiled and signed in Switzerland under the supervision of a third-party organization before being distributed to customers. The state is saying this is a "precautionary measure" and is advising companies to do the same.

Kaspersky is required by Russian law to support the Russian security services and Russia has an offensive cyber programme which also targets the Netherlands, Grapperhaus said.

"Kaspersky Lab is arranging for the data storage and processing, software assembly, and source code to be independently supervised by a third party qualified to conduct technical software reviews".

Additionally, Kaspersky Lab said it will relocate its software assembly tools - used to turn source code into software - to Switzerland by the end of 2018. Even Best Buy has taken a stand, pulling Kaspersky's products from its shelves.

Kaspersky created these centers so trusted partners and government stakeholders could review its products' source code before deploying it on critical networks.

Kaspersky Lab plans to move core components of its infrastructure from Russian shores to Switzerland.

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The move follows controversy in the United States previous year when the federal government removed Kaspersky from its list of approved vendors, weeks after senior U.S. intelligence agency and law enforcement officials expressed concerns about the safety of its software.

With Russia rarely out the headlines for its alleged role in election meddling, Kaspersky is now looking to distance itself from its domestic troubles by moving some of its data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland - a country often considered to have some of the strongest data privacy regulations in the world.

Note to EditorsOn June 5, Kaspersky Lab will be hosting a live online summit, bringing together senior representatives from the cybersecurity industry to discuss how to maintain trust and collaboration across the industry and address the growing challenge of Balkanization.

About Kaspersky LabKaspersky Lab is a global cybersecurity company, which has been operating in the market for over 20 years. The company's comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats.

According to the Volkskrant, Kaspersky software is installed on some 400 million computers worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.

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