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Russian State Duma adopts law on "sovereign Internet"

The law aims to provide the Russian segment on the Internet in case it disconnects from the global infrastructure World Wide Web
14:24, 16 April 2019

Roskomnadzor, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media
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Russian State Duma adopted the draft law on the provision of Russian segment work on the Internet in case it disconnects from the World Wide Web, as TASS reported.

Roskomnadzor (the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, - ed.) will be responsible for “coordination of provision of a stable, safe and integral functioning” of the Internet in Russia. If there are threats to stable work of the Internet in Russia, the establishment can “implement centralized management of the public telecommunications network”.

The Government will define the types of threats and measures to remove them. In particular, the body will designate the “cases of management of the technical means to counter the threats and give compulsory instructions”.

Related: Russia's Roskomnadzor fines Google for $7,500

Besides, the secondary legislation should provide “demands on organizational technical interaction within central management of the public telecommunications network and the ways Roskomnadzor defines technical possibilities of execution of instructions given within the central management,” the document reads.

Besides, the Government is responsible for “defining the conditions and cases when the service provider has a right not to send traffic through the technical means of countering threats”.

The operators who sent such means are exempted from the responsibility to block banned information if the access to it is limited by the mentioned systems within the central management of the public telecommunications network.

Related: Roskomnadzor: Amazon, Google can face issue of work in Russia due to Telegram

The law provides the creation of a national system of domain names.

Earlier, Russian media informed that the document on Digital economy received a sum in the amount of $456,9 million for the development of the sovereign Internet.

As it was reported, Twitter was fined for the conflict with Roskomnadzor.  

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