Putin signed a decree against the anonymity in the network
Vladimir Putin signed a decree against the anonymity in the network and on the settlement similar to the media services. As examples of news aggregators, social networks, instant messengers and “sites in a network the Internet”. Such measures are necessary for the “formation of Russia’s information space tailored to the needs of citizens.
This follows from the “Strategy of information society development in the Russian Federation for the years 2017-2030”, published on the website of the President (strategy is available in pdf format).
Within six months the government will continue to support traditional media and resolve the situation with similar services. In this case we are talking about news aggregators, social networks, Internet television, messengers, and “sites in a network the Internet”. According to the decree, such measures are necessary for the “formation of Russia’s information space tailored to the needs of citizens and companies in obtaining quality and reliable information”.
In addition, the text of the document is proposed to take measures to avoid the anonymity of Internet users and their “irresponsibility and impunity”. It is also planned the creation of a special system that guarantees “the personal safety of users, the confidentiality of their information.”
It is noted that by October 1, 2017 officials should develop a number of measures that will allow government bodies to switch to the Russian cryptography, and create a system of protection of the Russian infrastructure from cyber attacks.