June 18, 2024

Russia is not ready for isolation of Runet throughout the country

Russia is not ready to isolate Runet throughout the country

The law on isolating the Russian segment of the Internet came into force on November 1, but the country is not ready for itimplementation throughout.

Currently independent infrastructureit is not created for the smooth operation of the Runet. The installation of equipment has not been completed, and traffic exchange points have not been created throughout the territory, as prescribed by the text of the law. According to conservative estimates, it will take at least another year to complete the installation of the necessary equipment throughout the country. At the moment, the law will be in force in certain territories, subject to the availability of technical conditions. 

In addition to the technical delay, the entry into fullThe force of the law is also hampered by the absence of some by-laws that ensure the validity of the main regulation. Of the required twenty-six documents, only seven have been published.

In addition, the Accounts Chamber announces the enormous expenses that the budget will incur for this project, and Internet providers are afraid of large-scale interruptions in Internet traffic.

Russians are ambiguous about the new law. His critics fear that he will create conditions for total censorship of the Internet and comprehensive control and supervision of digital communication. The functions of filtering information traffic will now be performed by special services and Roskomnadzor.