Federal Tax Service has right to block anonymizers before law's adoption

Federal Tax Service has right to block anonymizers before law's adoption
E. Razumny / Vedomosti

The bill on the prohibition of anonymizers passed its first reading on June 23.⁠

The Russian authorities were given the opportunity to stop access to sites that describe ways to bypass blockings. Such a rule is prescribed in the joint order of Roskomnadzor, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rospotrebnadzor and the Federal Tax Service. The Ministry of Justice registered the document on June 27, attention was turned to it by Izvestia.

The order establishes the criteria for deciding whether to block certain sites with prohibited content, it is prepared in place of the 2013 norm. The new order is pointed out the functions of the Federal Tax Service, which is responsible for blocking the online casino.

In this case, the Federal Tax Service has the right to block not only the casino itself, but also sites with information or programs that allow access to prohibited pages. Since any method of circumvention of locks allows access to, among other things, online casinos, the Federal Tax Service has thus obtained the right to block all anonymizers.

The Federal Tax Service and Roskomnadzor were unable to respond promptly to Izvestia, why the ban on anonymizers is already contained in the order, although the State Duma has not yet approved the relevant federal law.

The draft law on the prohibition of anonymizers passed its first reading on June 23. As RBC wrote, in a closed meeting with deputies Head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov asked to speed up the adoption of the document.

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