Registration of IoT gadgets may become mandatory in the Russian Federation
Registration of IoT gadgets may become mandatory in the Russian Federation

Registration of IoT gadgets may become mandatory in the Russian Federation

Регистрация гаджетов Интернета вещей может стать обязательной в РФ The program “Digital Economy”, in the section “Information Security”, contains a provision on mandatory “identification of the user’s Internet of things.” The time to bring the legislation of the Russian Federation in accordance with the program is until September 2019. At the same time, according to a member of the working group, it will be mandatory registration of the Internet of things (IoT) devices, and not the user himself. \A large number of various IoT devices are now available that work according to different standards and protocols. With the growth of this market in the network, more and more “conflicts” and failures can occur when they are connected. For this reason, the state wants to reserve the opportunity to regulate this market by issuing identifiers for IoT devices, \years. The formation of articles and provisions of the act on the identification of IoT devices will be entrusted to the Ministry of Communications. \which will not allow them to be used to organize the same DDoS attacks, \and “smart bulbs.” Anatoly Smorgonsky, the owner of Ambite IT holding, said that the rules themselves are okay, the main thing is that the regulatory authorities do not create obstacles for the widespread dissemination of “smart” things. By the end of 2017, over 13 million IoT devices will operate in the Russian Federation, and next year their number will reach 15.2 million. All of them will be connected to the Internet via a SIM card. The action plan also includes the identification of users of “communication and other services of information interaction participants. \Most likely, this paragraph implies the use of the Law on the regulation of instant messengers. The main task of the Law is to identify users by phone number. In addition, the Security Council of the Russian Federation instructed the Ministry of Telecommunications and Communications with the FSB to implement the mandatory identification of gamers in online games and users on social networks. The authorities fear that such services will be used by terrorists for communication.

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