Roskomnadzor wanted more power

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The draft order of Roscomnadzor on the regulation always requires processing, it “unreasonably extends the powers” of the office. To such conclusion the working group “Communication and IT” of the Expert Council under the government of Russia, writes “Kommersant”.

The Agency issued a document on April 23, the actually the order to legalize the blocking of IP addresses to fight the messenger Telegram.

In the case of the adoption of the document Roskomnadzor will have the opportunity to block any resource. He will be able to set the network address, domain name, and a pointer to the page containing the prohibited information “in case of errors”. Thus, in the opinion of the working group, Roskomnadzor “completely replaces the functions of the organs, which must establish the fact of assignment of the information to be prohibited.”

In addition, prepared by the office document does not prescribe how to identify VPN and proxy servers, as expected. Instead, according to a source of Kommersant, familiar with the development order, it “identificeret he locked the resource, and not one that is used to bypass locks”.

“This is not their (Roskomnadzor — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) objective: this should be done on the basis of decisions of court, Prosecutor’s office, cases, holders, — said the interlocutor of the edition. — And ended up, if we don’t find or will find not ourselves to deal with the decisions of the head of structural unit or their Deputy for a day.”

In fact, the Department argued that because sometimes the spelling of a domain names in the decisions of the courts contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, the order “gives the opportunity to avoid such and other purposes not intended”.

In mid-April, Russia began mass block of addresses hosting providers who, according to Roskomnadzor, are used to bypass the lock Telegram. As a result, suffered considerable resources, for example, on April 27 for several hours was blocked addresses “Yandex”, Fasebook, Twitter, “Vkontakte”, “Classmates” and other services. Access Telegram must be blocked in Russia by the decision of the Tagansky court of Moscow, where Roskomnadzor appealed after the failure of the messenger to convey the FSB encryption keys to the users conversation.

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