But the bill is said to be finalized.

The Russian government has supported a bill to create an Autonomous Russian Internet, according to “Kommersant”. The government requested revision of the bill, particularly clarification of possible threats to the security and integrity of the global Internet in Russia.

Deputies examined a bill to create the Autonomous Internet in Russia and in General supported him. The government outlined a few things in the bill need to be refined. The Cabinet of Ministers considers that the document should more specifically explain the cases in which should occur the transition to independent Internet and on any threats to the security and integrity of the global Internet and being discussed.

Also, officials want the creators of the bill have formed the requirements to technical means. The government stressed that the creation of Autonomous Internet is only possible while maintaining a satisfactory speed of information transfer.

Recall that at the end of 2018 senators have drafted a bill to create a separate of the Internet in Russia. It will work even in case if Russia will disconnect from the global Internet, for example, because of Western sanctions. Earlier, the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Leonid Levin saidthat such a risk actually exists.

Source: Kommersant.


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