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The expert explained the rules of identification in messengers in Russia

MOSCOW, 23 October. The rules for identifying users of instant messengers in Russia have not changed since the publication of the government decree on Thursday, Vladimir Zykov, director of the Association of Professional Users of Social Networks and Messengers (APPSIM), told RIA Novosti. The Russian government at the end of October 2018 approved the rules for identifying Internet users by the organizer of the instant messaging service. , the document entered into force after 180 days from the date of publication in early November (that is, from May 5, 2019). According to the rules, the messenger identifies users “by reliably establishing information” about their subscriber number; for this, an agreement must be concluded with a mobile operator. When the user passes identification, the organizer of the messenger sends a request to the operator to provide information about the presence or absence of information about the user of the subscriber number in the databases. The operator is obliged to provide information within 20 minutes from the receipt of the request. The specialist explained how to completely delete the correspondence in the messenger If during this time no data has been received from the operator, or there is no information about the subscriber in the databases, identification is considered not passed – the messenger must not allow the possibility of sending messages in it. If there is information about the subscriber, the operator makes an entry in the databases about the user's use of the number, indicating the name of the organizer of the messenger, as well as a unique identification code. On the official portal of legal information on October 21, a new regulation was published, which will enter into force on March 1, 2022 (it will be valid until March 1, 2028). The document reaffirms the rules for identifying users of instant messengers: the resolution of 2018 is recognized as invalid, and new rules are adopted, which, with the exception of a number of wordings, repeat the old ones. Zykov confirmed in a conversation with RIA Novosti that the document published on Friday repeats the rules of 2018. “Yes, everything is as it was, and it remains. There are only minor points. The general essence and norms that are spelled out there have not changed,” the agency's interlocutor said. The leader of the British opposition called for sanctions against Telegram The expert expressed doubt that the adopted rules would work. “The fact is that in order to implement this resolution, the owners of messengers had to be given access to the data of telecom operators, so that telecom operators transmit data about subscribers in real time almost instantly,” the director of the association said. “Further, as soon as the operator of the messenger sees that you are registered with a phone number from Russia, he looks at your last name and first name: if these data differ from those indicated by telecom operators, then the work of such a user should be prohibited. But it would be foolish to believe that telecom operators will give access for foreign companies to their subscribers in order to implement this system, “the expert said. In addition, he continued, service owners could understand which of the operators' subscribers is not a messenger user, which would make it possible to advertise services among such subscribers. our information was not available, telecom operators did not provide access to the data of their subscribers, “Zykov added. The safest messengers are named


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