Contents tagged with Roskomnadzor

  • Kremlin wants to verify that Facebook follows Russia’s data collection laws

    The officials of the Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media announced they intended to check whether the social network Facebook was complying with Russian legislation governing the processing of personal data. The announcement was made by the executive body’s press service, reported Interfax.

    "Soon, the Roskomnadzor will plan supervisory actions  aimed at analyzing the activities of the administration of the social …

  • Kremlin: Telegram Messenger has no immunity against Russian laws

    The Telegram Messenger will not have "immunity from Russian laws," as relayed to RIA Novosti by Igor Shchyogolev, an Assistant to the Russian President.

    "The general principle is that when there are laws, they must be implemented," stressed the President’s Assistant in response to a question as to whether Telegram's work in Russia would be stopped. For more detailed information Shchyogolev advised reporters to contact the regulatory authorities.

    In June, the head of Roskomnadzor (Russia’s …

  • Russia adds Wikisource to list of banned websites

    Russia's Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, Roskomnadzor, found a page with "extremist text" on Wikisource (the electronic library of the fund Wikimedia.ru), as reported in the fund’s press release. The publication in question is “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” According to Roskomnadzor,based on the decision of the Lenin District Court of Orenburg of July 26, 2010, the website was determined to have extremist …

  • Russian court fines newspaper for 'abuse of the freedom of the press'

    After a warning issued by Roskomnadzor, the global judicial district of Moscow’s Presnensky District Court imposed a fine in the amount of 44,000 rubles on The New Times and its chief editor, Yevgenia Albats for abuse of the freedom of the press.

    The Court found that the edition violated article 13.15, paragraph 2 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation (abuse of the freedom of the press) and imposed an administrative penalty in the amount of 4,000 rubles on Albats and …

  • Russian media watchdog issues warning to website dedicated to memorial of Boris Nemtsov

    Information related to a demonstration in the memory of Boris Nemtsov in Nizhny Novogrod was removed from a website dedicated to Nemtsov's memorial, as the information was not approved by the authorities.

    Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media watch dog, has sent a warning to the administrators of nemtsov-most.org. According to the OVD-Info media project, the document states that access to the information about a rally in memory of Nemtsov in Nizhny Novgorod should be limited because it wasn't approved …