Date: 4 months ago   Category: IT & Media

Messengers will begin to verify authenticity of mobile numbers of users — Rambler News Service


Photo: Pixabay Owners of messengers will be obliged to identify users according to numbers of their mobile phones. The corresponding innovations assume the rules of identification of users of network published on the portal of legal information. The resolution is signed by the prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. "The organizer of service by instant messages carries out identification of users of service (...) by reliable establishment of data on a subscriber number of mobile radiotelephone communication" — it is specified in the document. The government has decided "to approve the enclosed rules of identification of users of the Internet as the organizer of service of instant messaging". "The present resolution comes into force after 180 days from the date of his official publication" — it is said in the resolution. According to rules, the user of a messenger will be obliged to provide to administration of service the relevant mobile phone number. For his confirmation the organizer of service of instant messaging "suggests the user to make the actions with use of this subscriber number allowing to establish authentically that the reported subscriber number at registration (...) it is used by the user". Having received it, the messenger addresses the mobile operator with the purpose to confirm authenticity of the obtained information. The operator will be obliged to provide information "within 20 minutes from the moment of receiving the specified inquiry on electronic communication channels". If the messenger doesn't obtain the required information at the scheduled time, identification is considered not passed. In rules it is emphasized that the messenger "is obliged not to allow transfer of electronic messages to users of service (...) without passing of the procedure of the identification established by these rules". If the subscriber dissolves the contract with the mobile operator, the last is obliged to notify on it administration of a messenger within a day. "When obtaining such notice the organizer of service of instant messaging is obliged to carry out repeated identification of the user of the service (...) which has earlier undergone the procedure of identification (...) and the service continuing use (...) within 20 minutes from the moment of obtaining the notice" — it is noted in the resolution.

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