Putin signed a law on fines for messengers

Putin signed a law on fines for messengers

Moscow. 20 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on fines to 1 million rubles for violation of the duties prescribed in the law that regulates the work of the messengers.

The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

According to the law, for the failure of the organizer of the service instant messaging duties established by the law on information, information technologies and protection of information is assigned an administrative fine on citizens in the amount from 3 thousand to 5 thousand rubles, officials — from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles, legal entities — from 800 thousand to 1 million rubles.

Persons engaged in entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity shall bear administrative responsibility as legal entities.

This summer a law was passed regulating the activities of messengers, introducing into law the concept of “messenger”, and prescribed duties for such services.