Russian Authorities To Limit Work Of Internet
Deputies of the Russian State Duma adopted a bill in the last reading restricting the work of the Internet in the country, according to a press release from the Parliament.
Further, the bill should be considered by the upper house of the Parliament — the Federation Council, then it will be submitted for signature to the President of the country. It is planned that the regulation will come into force in early November 2019. Separate articles of the law related to the cryptographic protection of information and the national DNS service will begin to operate in 2021.
The explanatory note to the document states that when developing it, the authors took into account the offensive thrust of the national cybersecurity strategy of the United States, which follows the principles of maintaining peace by force. Besides, it is alleged that the White House wrongly accuses Russia of hacker attacks. In this regard, measures are required to protect the Internet and ensure its sustainable development in the country, the note says. Specific attention should be paid to the steady work of the Runet.
Since the upper house of the Russian parliament rarely rejects the legislative acts submitted for its consideration, analysts are confident that the law will be adopted and signed by the head of the state.
The draft law assumes that the executive authorities will be entrusted with the functions of monitoring the points of connection between the Runet and the global Internet. Over time, the necessary infrastructure must be created for the autonomous functioning of the network within the country. The agency that oversees communications, information technology, and mass communication will be responsible for the work of the Internet.
As previously reported, a representative of the Russian State Duma proposed to prohibit cryptocurrency throughout the world.