Belarus introduces compulsory identification of Internet users

December 1, 2018 in Belarus takes effect the new law “On mass media”.

Беларусь вводит обязательную идентификацию интернет-юзеров

About it reports “Baranok”.

User authentication

The law specifically provides for mandatory identification of users of Internet resources, including commentators, and also on the forums. For authentication, the user will need to enter your mobile phone number when filling out the user agreement.

The user account will be activated once the owner of the Internet resource sent to his mobile phone an SMS message with an activation code. One mobile number can be used to register no more than one user account on that particular online resource.

The first Deputy Minister of information of Belarus Paul Light said yesterday in the media that the majority of Internet users do not confuse the upcoming changes and identification of commentators on the network. According to him, dissatisfied with only “louts”.

Registration of online media

The act also provides for registration of Internet resources as mass media. Such Internet resources will be called zines. Do not want to register as zines Internet resources can exist, but will be limited to accreditation, access to information and other rights related to the work of the media.

To register as a network edition, it is necessary that the edition existed as a legal entity and was in the legal address. Also are requirements to editor-in-chief — his nomination should be agreed at registration.

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