Moscow. December 9. Developers of messaging applications may be required to work in Russia under a contract with operators and inform about their work Roskomnadzor, wrote in a Wednesday newspaper Vedomosti, citing the text of the bill.
“The authors propose that the laws “On information…” and “On communication” of the amendment, supplementing them with a new concept “information and communication services” – “services of transmission of text, voice and picture messages, technologically inextricably connected with communication services provided by third parties on the data networks of operators””, – reports the edition.
First of all, the messengers, said the newspaper familiar with the text of the document the staff of several Internet companies and Telecom operators; however, theoretically under the act may fall and social networks – they, too, can exchange messages.
The authors of the initiative propose, first, to make vendors of such services can work in Russia only under the contract with operators. And, secondly, to force them to inform on its work to the authorized body Roskomnadzor, the newspaper said.
If the service violates the law, rules of rendering of communication services or the contract with the operator, the latter shall block the traffic pass him, until he is corrected, specify “Vedomosti”.
The messaging, according to the initiative, can only occur between identified users, draws attention to the publication.
“Has developed the bill of Roskomnadzor, according to the employees of telecommunication and Internet companies. He is now under discussion in the working group, which includes government officials and representatives of the operators, says one of them” – write “Vedomosti”.