Senator from the Rostov region Irina Rukavishnikova turned to Roskomnadzor with a request to check the legality of the free use of VPN services in the country.
The parliamentarian believes that VPN user data can be stolen, sold or transferred to intruders. And the services themselves, according to representatives, can be used in a hybrid war against Russia.
In addition, the senator added that in Belarus, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iraq and Iran, the use of VPNs is prohibited by law, and in Oman, the United Arab Emirates and China, the restrictions are partial.
“An objective study by Roskomnadzor and, possibly, other competent authorities of the Russian Federation of the risks associated with the use of VPN services can become the basis for adjusting Russian legislation in order to increase the reliability of protecting the constitutional rights of citizens,” the senator said.