The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill to ban anonymity on the messengers

© RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova the messengers on the smartphone screen. Archival photoThe state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill to ban anonymity on the messengers© RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova

The state Duma in the first reading adopted a bill on regulating the work of the messengers. The document obliges to identify users by phone number or to deny them the exchange of messages.

Document in the state Duma introduced at the end of may the deputies Marina Mukabenova (United Russia), Oleg Nikolaev («Fair Russia») and Alexander Yushchenko (CPRF).

The bill requires the messengers to provide its services only to users identified by the subscriber number. The reason for this is agreement of identification between the service provider.

The state Duma is considering a bill to ban anonymity on the messengers. Support?

  • Of course, it will help to combat fraudsters and terrorists
  • Yes, but if the personal data will be protected
  • No, users must be able to remain anonymous

Rezultatyvumo is considering a bill to ban anonymity on the messengers. Support?

  • 18.2%

    Of course, it will help to combat fraudsters and terrorists

  • 41%

    Yes, but if the personal data will be protected

  • 40.7%

    No, users must be able to remain anonymous

All prosegregation, the document requires the messengers to give users the technical opportunity to opt-out of receiving messages from other users, and provide the ability to send messages at the initiative of state bodies.

Must also be able to restrict the distribution and transmission of data messages that violate Russian legislation. In the case of non-compliance the operator may limit access messenger by the decision of the authorized body on the basis of a court decision.

Previously, the bill was supported by Roskomnadzor. According to authorities, user identification will allow to deal more effectively with terrorist threats.

 

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