The ministry proposes to prohibit hiding the name of Internet pages and sites

The ministry proposes to prohibit hiding the name of Internet pages and sites

Representatives of the Ministry of Digital Affairs made a proposal to prohibit hiding the name of the Internet page or sites. We are talking about limiting the use of encryption protocols that provide the ability to hide the resource identifier.

The ministry proposes to prohibit hiding the name of Internet pages and sites

The Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media believes that the use of encryption methods and special algorithms can negatively affect the effectiveness of the use of WEB-site blocking systems. This situation may cause difficulties in identifying resources that publish content that is prohibited in Russia. According to the Ministry of Digital Development, the number of masking protocols is increasing. There are cases of hiding the actual network addresses of devices protected from external systems. The same applies to encryption protocols that use cryptographic algorithms, as well as TLS 1.3, ESNI and DoH encryption methods.

The explanatory note to the draft law states that it is necessary to provide for liability for violation of the proposed ban. We are talking about a temporary suspension of the work of one or another Internet resource, and special powers will be entrusted to the federal executive body.

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