VR permits to block access to Internet

16:46, 16 January 2014
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Today the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law that gives a possibility to the National Commission, which carries out  a state regulation in communications and information area, to restrict access of users to resources of Internet network on the basis of conclusions of experts.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, 235 lawmakers voted for this decision by show of hands without discussion

The corresponding draft law was initiated by lawmaker from the Party of Regions Vadym Kolesnichenko on January 14, 2014.

According to the law, National Commission, which carries out a state regulation in communications and information area, received a right to oblige internet-providers to restrict access of their subscribers to web sites of worldwide network, through which the dissemination of information contrary to the adopted law is carried out, or through which the activities of news agencies without state registration is carried out.

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