Roskomnadzor demanded from the owners of 10 major VPN services to connect to the state information system (FGIS). Otherwise, the Agency threatened to block services.
In the message referred to: VPN, Hide My Ass!, Hola VPN, Openvpn, VyprVPN, ExpressVPN, TorGuard, IPVanish, Kaspersky Secure Connection and VPN. It is noteworthy that Openvpn is not a service, and software for creating VPN networks.
The Ministry said that according to the law “On information” services should restrict access to banned in Russia sites. They have 30 days to fulfill the requirements of Roskomnadzor.
“In the event of non-compliance with statutory duties, Roskomnadzor can make the decision to limit access to the VPN service”, — said the press-Secretary of Department Vadim Ampelonskiy.
According to the source, “Says Moscow”, “Kaspersky Lab” agree to comply with the requirement of Roskomnadzor.
Service TorGuard announced that it refuses to use the servers to Russia to avoid threats to network security to its customers.
In November 2017 in Russia came into force the law “On information”, which in particular prohibits the use of VPN services to bypass locks.
We will remind, last year Roskomnadzor has published regulations governing the fight against bypass of locks, including VPN and anonymizers.