MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that enables to block calls from so-called telephone terrorists at a request of law enforcement authorities. The document was published on the official web portal for legal information.
The amendment directed against actions of people who make anonymous calls on terror attacks was initiated by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, head of State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communication Leonid Levin and head of the State Duma Committee for Security and War on Corruption Vasily Piskarev. The amendment was introduced to the draft law of senator Lyudmila Bokova on the war on spam text messages.
The new norms oblige all operators involved in traffic to provide a subscriber number which sends any message in any form unchanged. If this requirement is violated, an operator will have to stop traffic immediately.
Under the law, traffic should be suspended at the request of law enforcement authorities conducting search operations or the Federal Service for Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media in case if within 15 days accuracy between information about the physical user and information contained in the contract on the use of the corresponding telephone number is not proved.
The first version of the law was supposed to come into force 30 days after the official publication, but, according to the introduced changes, the document will come into effect immediately after the publication.