The expert described the benefits of the law on regulation of messengers before the «Spring package»

© Flickr / Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Follow / Evgeny BelikovЛюди with mobile phones. Archival photoThe expert described the benefits of the law on regulation of messengers before the «Spring package»© Flickr / Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Follow / Evgeny Belikov

Mandatory user identification of the instant messenger by phone, the proposed bill on the regulation of messenger, will more accurately identify the perpetrator, rather than through traffic, which requires to store a package of anti-terrorist laws, also known as «Spring package», the Director of Fund of research of problems of democracy Maxim Grigoriev.

A bill to regulate instant messengers on Wednesday in the first reading the state Duma is considering. It requires to identify users by phone number and to deny them the exchange of messages failure to comply with this condition. The messengers must enter into contracts with cellular operators to carry out such identification. Also, messengers will be required to provide the ability for a user to unsubscribe from mass mailings.

Earlier, the head of the RF Ministry of communications Nikolay Nikiforov said that is skeptical of the identification of users of instant messaging via sim card. According to the Minister, to identify the perpetrator will be using measures of «Spring package», which involves the storage of user traffic.

As told RIA Novosti Grigoriev, his Fund tracks the promotion of such terrorist groups like DAISH* (the Arabic acronym of ISIS). The main channel of propaganda, in his words, is the Internet, in particular, various instant messengers.

«Telegram are distributed with detailed instructions on the manufacture of improvised explosive devices. There are at least hundreds of such Telegram channels. Similarly through Viber and Telegram provided by selling drugs», said the expert.

«Law enforcement can be traced using the «Spring package» only to a certain point, to trace to the border, where there is Internet traffic. But then, if the law enforcement agencies of other countries do not interact (with the Russian Federation, the criminal — ed.), difficult to identify,» concluded Gregory.

*a terrorist group banned in Russia

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