In Russia the government will be able to fully control the Russian segment of the Internet, if they accepted developed amendments to the communications law according to which the basic elements of the infrastructure of the Russian Internet will belong to the state. This writes the Russian newspaper Vedomosti.
Amendments to the law were discussed at a meeting with Deputy Minister of communications of the Russian Federation Aleksey Sokolov, the report said. The bill ostensibly aims to provide “integrity, continuity, stability, sustainability and security of functioning of the Russian national segment” of the network.
Also the amendments introduce the concept of the so-called “critical Internet infrastructure”, the elements of which include the national domain zone, the infrastructure maintenance system of traffic exchange points, as well as the state system of ensuring the integrity, stability and security of functioning of the Russian Internet. It needs to store information about IP addresses and traffic exchange points, explained in the publication.
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According to the text of the bill, owners of such exchange points are encouraged to do exclusively Russian legal entities. The Ministry of communications plans to license these points. Earlier, a similar approach was tested on the owners of the Russian media.