President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits access to VPN technology to prohibit visits to banned website, reports reuters
The law, already approved by the Duma, the lower house of parliament, will ban the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies, known as anonymizers, that allow people to surf the web anonymously. The law comes into force on 1st November 2017.
Under this law search engines will have to remove results with links to the prohibited websites, the government will provide the directory of all the banned websites and will request reports on monitoring from the search providers.
Leonid Levin, the head of Duma’s information policy committee, has said the law is not intended to impose restrictions on law-abiding citizens but is meant only to block access to “unlawful content,” RIA news agency said.