The State Duma of Russia Will Consider a Bill on Identifying E-mail Users
OREANDA-NEWS. The members of the Federation Council (the upper house of Russian parliament) introduced to the State Duma a bill, according to which only identified users will be able to use e-mail.
The document was signed by the Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation of the Federation Council Andrey Klishas and his deputies.
The explanatory note to the bill sais: “It is proposed to identify e-mail users using a subscriber number on the basis of an identification agreement concluded by an e-mail service provider with a telecom operator.”
It is assumed that such a measure would reduce the number of false reports of terrorist threats, which are often sent anonymously to evade responsibility.
Upon request the organizers of the e-mail services should limit the actions of users who spread illegal information and the transmission of such letters.
The implementation of the bill will not require additional budget expenditures.
The document complies with the items of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union and documents of other international treaties concluded with Russia.
On July 1, 2018, anti-terrorism laws came into force in Russia. According to new rules the companies included in the register of information dissemination organizers should store traffic for 6 months. At the request of the special services they should provide an access to this data.
Large foreign Internet companies, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber and Twitter, are not yet the subjects of anti-terrorism laws. The Google and Microsoft services also should not satisfy these requirements.