Law “to ban iPhone» endangers off 80% of Russian websites




“Internet Ombudsman” Dmitry Marinichev during a press conference on Wednesday criticized preparing for the adoption of a draft law on the storage of meta-data on the territory of Russia. According to volunteers, if the bill is adopted, an internet business will be “paralyzed” as smartphones, tablets and social networks will have to leave the Russian market.


Dmitry Marinichev was appointed “Internet ombudsman” in the summer, said MK . In the world he heads «Radius group» – the company, according to its official website, organizes the “uninterrupted power supply and air-conditioning” and, what is more interesting, is building data centers and establishing IT-infrastructure, corporate communications. For professional runetchiki Marinicheva appointment came as a surprise: the representatives of “Yandex” and “Rambler” stated that the activist had not crossed.

This did not prevent Marinichev authoritatively criticize preparing to take 242-FZ. According to him, about 80% of Russian Internet sites are threatened shutdown, if in January 2015 will come into force the requirement to store personal information on servers in the Russian Federation. Ombudsman immediately drew attention to the cloud service iCloud. It synchronizes user data from the “cloud” – sends them to the secure server of the American corporation Apple. Marinichev confirmed that the adoption of the law will suffer not only the owners of iPhone and iPad.

“And Facebook, and Twitter will be forced to leave Russia”, – said the Ombudsman. All because the login, password, and basic data (date of birth, place of residence), social networks stored on foreign servers. Transfer the repository in Russia – it is very difficult and not the fact that profitable: the Russian people do not make up the audience for this network.

Common position of the industry, worked out in the course of consultations and meetings Marinichev promised to pass directly to the State Duma. He said: were prepared for three reviews on resonant bill. Summing up these or reviews, indifferent received a document that suits everyone. The output is a “bill with comments.” Marinichev which promised to publish a couple of days. The position of business “was heard” in the State Duma, said during a conference Ombudsman; and the Ministry of Communications and does “enthusiastically” took a new expert body. Total – the third reading of the bill, which the Internet has dubbed the law to ban the iPhone and Facebook, «is not planned.”

But we can not relax. The bill can be passed. In this case, draconian measures will earn from 1 January 2015. “It will not be applicable to real life. Unable to execute it from a technical point of view. If you approach de jure obtain paralysis industry “- said Marinichev.

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