The amendments to the "anti-terrorist" law will not lead to the blocking of popular services located outside of Russia, Maxim Ksenzov, deputy head of Russia's Roskomnadzor, told Interfax on Wednesday.
The State Duma earlier passed a package of amendments to the law On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection, which requires organizers of the dissemination of information on the Internet to store "information on facts of receipt, transmission, delivery and/or processing of voice information, written text, images, sounds, and other electronic messages" as well as information on users for a period of six months on the territory of Russia.
Some bloggers and media have recently expressed concerns that the adoption of these amendments may lead to the blocking in Russia of popular websites, in particular, social networking sites and email services located outside of Russia.
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