Deputies in the Duma introduced a draft law on extrajudicial blocking of websites is prohibited in Russia organizations. The document was registered in the electronic database of the lower house.

The authors of the bill were made by deputies Yuri Svitkin (United Russia), Oleg Nikolaev (“Fair Russia”) and Alexander Yushchenko (CPRF). The document envisages amendments to article 15.3 of the Federal law “On information, information technologies and protection of information”.

In this article is discussed the procedure for restricting access to information disseminated in violation of the law. The deputies in his bill offer to “provide for the possibility of extra-judicial restrictions of access to information resources is prohibited in Russia organizations that will allow for a timely block that they disseminate information materials”, follows from the explanatory note to the document.

According to the prepared amendment, “in case of discovering [the Internet] of information containing appeals to mass riots, extremist activities, participation in mass (public) events held with violation of the established order, materials issued and (or) disseminated by a foreign or international non-governmental organization that is recognized as undesirable,” Roskomnadzor can make a decision about blocking the view of the Prosecutor General or his deputies without a trial.

As explained RBC co-author of the document Svitkin, the bill will block until the decision of the court the sites of foreign, international organizations recognized in Russia undesirable. Now they are eleven, but none of the websites of these organizations are not blocked. “The bill is aimed at preventing activities via the Internet, non-governmental and international organizations whose activities are aimed at undermining the foundations of the constitutional system, internal and foreign policy and defense”, – explained the necessity of amendments to the MP.

In July this year, the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has proposed to increase the efficiency of the fight against extremism in the Internet to block in the pretrial order materials of an appropriate nature. The intention of the head of the UK, after the extrajudicial blocking for the owners of the affected information will have the opportunity to challenge the decision in court. “I believe that this method will give the opportunity to respond more quickly to the propaganda of extremism in the Internet”, – explained his proposal Bastrykin.



In the state Duma introduced a bill on pre-trial blocking of sites is prohibited in Russia organizations 30.09.2017

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