In autumn, VPNs and anonymizers will be officially banned in Russia
In autumn, VPNs and anonymizers will be officially banned in Russia

In autumn, VPNs and anonymizers will be officially banned in Russia

Осенью в России официально запретят VPN и анонимайзеры On July 21, the State Duma approved a bill banning the use of VPN services in the Russian Federation. In the third, final reading, the document was supported by the majority of deputies. To enter into force on November 1, the Law must be approved by the Federation Council and signed by the President of Russia. As a result, restrictions will be imposed on the use of VPN services and the Tor network, which allow circumventing the blockages set by Roskomnadzor to sites. Technologically, the process of restricting access will look like this – VPN services will be given a list of banned and blocked sites with the requirement to restrict access to them. In the case when the owners of the resources will continue to provide access to sites that are banned, the resources themselves will be blocked. Control over the implementation of the law will be assigned to the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Roskomnadzor will determine the owners of resources that do not comply with the restrictions imposed on access to certain sites. Exceptions will be made for legal entities. Also in the third reading, a bill was adopted aimed at regulating instant messengers. Registered instant messaging programs in the Russian Federation will have to independently identify users by identifying their subscriber number. “Along with the identification obligations, messengers have the obligation to ensure the technical ability of users to refuse to receive electronic messages from other users, to ensure the possibility of sending electronic messages by the initiative of public authorities, as well as the restriction of the distribution and transmission of messages, Having gained information disseminated in violation of the Russian legislation \

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