Russia must enter passport information in public Wi-Fi hotspots

Aug

8

2014

The Russian government now requires users of public Wi-Fi hotspots to fill before they can online. Their passport data The measure the government wants anonymous use of hotspots combat.

The provider of the hotspot will be responsible for collecting the passport data, it appears from the text of the new law that Prime Minister Medvedev has signed. In addition to the user, he must also determine the MAC address and the communication record for at least six months, it seems to stand in the text. What the rationale is not clear from the legislative text, but in any case it seems that no one is allowed to login. Longer anonymous

Russian media have different opinions on what the new law means exactly. The news agency ITAR / TASS, owned by the state, says that the whole ban on anonymous Internet via Wi-Fi hotspots are concerned, while the website Slon.ru based on an officer of the City of Moscow says it only applies to public networks that public can use.

The Russian government has recently announced more measures relating to the use of the Internet: as companies need to store data of Russian users in Russia itself, and there are laws to prevent anonymous blogging.

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