Roskomnadzor will launch a new system for monitoring traffic routes, which will allow monitoring the transfer of data between all operators and providers and tracking down those who do not comply with the requirements of the department.
Its creation will be carried out by the Center for Monitoring and Control of the Public Communications Network (TsMU SSOP), created under the law “on the sovereign Internet”. In total, 37.7 billion rubles are allocated for the activities of the ILV in 2023-2024 in the Information Society program, and 73 billion rubles until 2025.
State will spend 1.2 billion rubles to create the latest traffic control system on the Internet
It will become another tool to ensure the “sovereignty” of the Runet
Roskomnadzor (RKN) will launch a traffic route monitoring system that will allow monitoring data transfer between all operators and communication providers and tracking down those who do not comply with the requirements of the department. It will be developed by the Center for Monitoring and Control of the Public Communications Network (TsMU SSOP) established under the law “on sovereign runet”. This follows from the draft government decree prepared by the Ministry of Digital Development and published on the portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
Experts are convinced that after the commissioning of the Internet traffic monitoring system, operators and providers not connected to Roskomnadzor systems will have to stop working, because they will not be able to exchange data or transfer it from their subscribers to customers of other operators and providers
Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Roskomnadzor has blocked about 7,000 websites, including resources of independent media, human rights organizations, political parties, public figures, as well as social networks Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
213 media faced pressure: 181 of them were blocked by Roskomnadzor, 21 stopped working on their own, another 11 decided not to write about the war or use only information from the Russian Defense Ministry.
Thus, Present Time, Radio Liberty, Krym.Realii, Voice of America, New Times, Taiga.info, DOXA, Ekho Moskvy, Dozhd, Meduza, BBC Russian Service, Deutsche Welle and others were blocked.
On May 28, Roskomnadzor blocked the websites of Radio Liberty services in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan – Radio Azattyk, Radio Ozodi and Radio Azatlyk, and on June 2 – the website of the Armenian service of Radio Liberty.
Simply put, if some Internet provider or telecom operator does not block access to this or that information, Roskomnadzor and the Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation will immediately find out about this, thanks to which they will be able to immediately take appropriate measures. Violators will be fined, as well as blocking their ability to provide telecommunications services, but of course not immediately, but in case of numerous systematic violations. For citizens of the Russian Federation, all this means that blocking access to websites, servers and various kinds of services will begin at the level of the entire country in equal measure. Also, the new Internet control system will allow full control of many other areas.