The state Duma adopted the law on blocking of sites for failure to remove defamatory information
In accordance with the Civil code, such information may be deleted at the request of the victim.
MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. The state Duma adopted on Thursday in the third and final reading a bill that would allow bailiffs to restrict access to Internet resources for refusing to remove the information discrediting the honor and dignity of citizens or business reputation of a legal entity. The initiative was submitted April 2 by a group of deputies from the faction “United Russia” headed by Chairman of the Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily by Piscarium.
The law is aimed at improving the execution of regulations containing the requirement to remove the information disseminated on the Internet, discrediting the honor, dignity or business reputation of the citizen or of the legal entity.
In accordance with the Civil code of the information that appeared after their spread is available online, and can be removed at the request of the victim.
However, as the authors state, “the specifics of dissemination of information on the Internet requires that the law of special mechanisms for execution of court decisions, which is to ensure the realization of constitutional rights of everyone to judicial protection”.
In this regard, the law introduces norms for the execution of court orders to remove the information on the Internet: in particular, if the resource to disseminate such information, after requesting the court not to remove it, “the bailiff shall issue an order to restrict access” to this site.
The implementation of the law will contribute to the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of persons whose honour, dignity and good name has suffered damage as a result of dissemination of untrue negative information, say the MPs.