The government intends to amend the existing governing documents and the amendments will allow a “slow” access to the sites of Russian and foreign companies that violate the law. About this “Vedomosti” citing sources in several Internet companies, officials in the two ministries and close to the staff of the presidential administration of the man.
A legislative initiative, according to the publication, is considered due to the fact that foreign Internet companies have ignored the decisions of Russian courts and other state authorities, citing the fact that they work according to the laws of the countries in which they are registered. If the amendments are adopted, provision will also apply to the Russian company.
According to the newspaper, one of the developers of the bill became the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS), in the preparation of the package of amendments also participate Roskomnadzor and other departments. Several sources emphasize that the idea to legalize the imposition of restrictions on access to sites of companies that violators of the law appeared in the discussion of the case, the FAS against Google. Currently, the initiative of the new restrictions is in the final stages of approval and is being tested in the presidential administration.
According to the interlocutor, who knows about the project from members of the administration, the probability of introducing new regulation high, but another close to the presidential administration, a source indicates that the idea in the form in which it is developed, difficult to implement and will be adopted only if the necessary changes in the draft. In his opinion, the more effective will be the increase in fines for violators, and not the implementation “is so technically difficult” task. Official representative of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, said that the idea of preparing a new bill is not listened to, and representative of the information policy Committee said that before the state Duma the document has not yet reached.
Representatives of the companies-operators in comments to “Vedomosti” has reported a negative impact of the introduction of such legislative measures: according to them, subscribers are to blame for slowing down access to Youtube or Facebook it company. providing the link. One of the top-managers of “Yandex” on the initiative of the new restrictions heard and stressed that the Russian IT-company has nothing to do with it.
In February 2015, the FAS launched an investigation against Google for the complaint from Yandex, which has accused the American company in conducting anti-competitive practices. The Russian regulator has recognized the Google guilty of violating the law. American corporations were fined 438 million rubles on Google with this decision the Agency did not agree and tried to appeal the ruling, but it was to no avail.