The State Duma approved fines for violation of the law on anonymizers
The State Duma approved fines for violation of the law on anonymizers

The State Duma approved fines for violation of the law on anonymizers

Госдума утвердила штрафы за нарушение закона об анонимайзерах Many media rushed to scare them with new fines for violating the law on anonymizers approved by the State Duma. On the official website of the government, they are also threatened with responsibility for circumventing Internet locks. The fines are impressive and reach 700,000 rubles. Does proxy and VPN threaten the wallets of ordinary citizens? So, on June 5, State Duma deputies adopted amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations – in the 3rd and final reading. Earlier in this legislative document, norms were added that prohibit bypassing locks. He was even unofficially called the “law on anonymizers.” The fines provided for by the amendments amount to 10-300 thousand rubles and hit the hosting owners. They will be punished if they, at the request of Roskomnadzor, do not provide data about their customers — those who distribute software and hardware capabilities to access previously blocked resources on the network. In other words, about the owners of proxy, VPN and other services of this kind. If the hoster does not have information, he is obliged to request identification information from the server owner, reporting on his steps to Roskomnadzor. The new amendments also provided for sanctions to those search engines that provide links to resources blocked in our country. Here the upper limit of fines is higher: for citizens – up to 5 thousand rubles, for officials – 30-50 thousand rubles, for legal entities – 500-700 thousand rubles. For ordinary users, these amendments do not bear any sanctions. They will not be fined for using proxies or VPNs. However, the sanctions imposed for hosters are fraught with the fact that sooner or later in Russia, the VPN service may stop working. Blocked resources like RuTracker will disappear from search results even earlier. After all, legislative requirements are now reinforced by penalty threats.

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