Roskomnadzor blocks sites violating secrecy of correspondence in SMS and messengers

Roskomnadzor blocks sites violating secrecy of correspondence in SMS and messengers

Roskomnadzor has blocked Internet resources, which grant access to private SMS and messages in instant messengers. This is reported on the agency's website.

"Based on the decision of the Ishim City Court of the Tyumen Region, URLs of sites with information on rendering services to provide access to detailed correspondence of subscribers and users of instant messengers have been included in the Unified Register of Prohibited Information," the message says.

Hosting providers have been notified of restriction of access to information classified as prohibited. In the message, it is noted that according to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, everyone has the right to the secrecy of correspondence, telephone conversations, postal, telegraphic and other communications; restriction of this right is possible only by a court decision.

"Articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation provide for criminal liability for violation of privacy, violation of the secrecy of correspondence, telephone conversations, postal, telegraphic or other communications, as well as for unauthorized access to legally protected computer information (if this act entailed destruction, blocking, modification, or copying of computer information)," the message specifies.⁠

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