Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: IT & Media

Operators have suggested to shift a part of expenses under "Yarovaya's law" to Google and Facebook — Rambler News Service


The Russian operators "Rostelecom" and "MegaFon" have drafted the bill according to which a part of costs of performance of so-called "Yarovaya's law" is planned to be shifted to the foreign companies, such as Google or Facebook, Reuters with reference to top managers of operators reports. According to the text of the drafted bill which the agency has studied, operators suggest to enter the concept "the organizer of dissemination of information on the Internet controlled by the foreign person" into the legislation. It is supposed that the companies answering to this concept will have to sign the contract and to pay compensation for storage of their content within "Yarovaya's law" to operators who hold "essential position in a public communication network", and to operators, "holding a dominant position in the market of services of mobile radiotelephone communication". The bill also provides investment of Roskomnadzor with powers according to which department, in case of refusal the foreign company from payment, can issue the decision on restriction of speed of traffic transmission to resources of the organizer of dissemination of information. According to sources of the agency, discussion of the project is carried out within the Union of LTE where MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom and Tele2 enter. "The document will be sent to the government as soon as all operators come to the coordinated position" — one of interlocutors of the agency has told. In the bill its entry into force since January 1, 2019 is offered. Reuters notes that at the moment the register of organizers of dissemination of information of Roskomnadzor includes, in particular, Snap, WeChat and Threema, and Google, Facebook and Viber aren't included in him though get under definition of organizers of dissemination of information.

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