The state Duma has proposed fining messengers to 1 million rubles for refusing to decrypt for special services, the correspondence of users


The state Duma may impose a fine of up to 1 million rubles for instant messengers like WhatsApp, Telegram and iMessage, for failure to disclose to the Russian security services to decrypt data messages. On Monday, June 20, reports TASS.

The state Duma has proposed fining messengers to 1 million rubles for refusing to decrypt for special services, the correspondence of users

An amendment made to the so-called “anti-terrorism package of bills developed by the head of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya head of the Federation Council Committee on defense Viktor Ozerov.

If companies or citizens refuse to provide the Federal Executive authority in the field of security information necessary for decoding adopted, transferred, delivered or processed by electronic communications”, they face a fine. The amount of the fine will be from three to five thousand rubles for citizens, from 30 to 50 thousand rubles for officials, from 800 thousand to one million rubles for legal entities.

“It’s including messengers, most likely. It’s also a social network, mail servers, mail resources, that have codinome and contain a large number of visitors, participants in this process”, — said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on information policy Vadim Denikin.

“Anti-terrorism package of amendments was submitted to the Duma in early April 2016. 13 may he was accepted in the first reading.

The state Duma has proposed fining messengers to 1 million rubles for refusing to decrypt for special services, the correspondence of users

Spring and lake suggest, in particular, to require operators and Internet companies to store all user data including the correspondence of users and the content they’re sharing. This proposal was criticized by market participants, as well as the government. The expert Council under the government calculated that the cost of operators for data storage will amount to 5.2 trillion rubles, or a third of the budget of the country.

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