1Password Halts New Account Creation, Renewals in Russia

In response to the growing number of companies removing their services from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, 1Password is halting new account creation in Russia.

In addition to preventing new accounts from being created in Russia, 1Password is also halting renewal payments for existing customers in the region.

In a blog post on Tuesday, the Canadian password management company outlined its changes in the region:

  • Effective immediately, we are halting the creation of new 1Password accounts and renewal payments from sanctioned regions.
  • Affected accounts will become read-only at the end of their current billing period. Customers can continue to view and export everything in their account, but can no longer add or edit items.
  • Customers outside of sanctioned regions remain unaffected.

“1Password has customers all over the world, and we’re proud that our product is being used internationally to keep people safe online,” the company explains. “However, given the current events, we’re taking action to comply with international sanctions and to further our support of Ukraine.”

The company also noted that earlier this month, it pledged to match employee donations up to $50,000 USD and stood in solidarity with other Canadian business leaders in a joint letter to the Prime Minister in support of Ukraine.