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Federal law No. 102-FZ of 23.04.2018 "On amendments to the Federal law 'On enforcement proceedings' and article 15-1 of the Federal law 'On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection'"

The amendments authorize bailiffs to block "untrue information"
Under the amendments, bailiffs have the right to block access to sites that refuse to delete information that was recognized by a court as "discrediting the honor and dignity of a citizen or business reputation of a legal entity."
Legislation

Federal Law #374-FZ On Amending Federal Law “On Combating Terrorism” And Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation Regarding The Establishment Of Additional Counter-Terrorism Measures And Public Security

(aka “Yarovaya Law”)
The amendments impose a number of obligations on telecom operators and other ISPs (the law calls them “ organizers of information distribution on the Internet ") that are focused on data retention and creating cryptographic backdoors for FSB. Data retention: Under the amendments, telecom operators must store all call and text message content for a period of six months, and the metadata of all calls and text messages for three years; Organizers of information distribution on the Internet must store metadata and user data for one year, and user content – for up to six months, and provide that information to law enforcement authorities at their request; All this data should be physically stored in the Russian Federation. Mandatory backdoors: Organizers of information distribution on the Internet must provide decryption...
Paper/Research

Russian Federation Study on blocking, filtering and take-down of illegal Internet content

(prepared by Swiss Institute of Comparative Law for Council of Europe)
This is one of series of country reports prepared for the Council of Europe in 2015. Other countries' reports, and responses from national governments, are available here . The studies undertake to present the laws and, in so far as information is easily available, the practices concerning the filtering, blocking and takedown of illegal content on the internet.
Legislation

Federal Law No. 264-FZ, Amending the Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies, and Information Protection” and Articles 29 and 402 of the Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation (aka Right to be Forgotten Law), July 13, 2015

Russian RTBF law
( 1 ) The law imposes an obligation on search engines that disseminate advertisements targeted at consumers located in Russia to remove search results listing information on individuals where such information is unlawfully disseminated, untrustworthy, outdated, or irrelevant.
Legislation

Federal Law No. 364-FZ ("Anti-Piracy Law")

Amending Federal Law “On Information, Information Technologies, and Data Protection” and Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation
( 1 ) The law specified and extended the application of judicial and administrative enforcement mechanisms, earlier introduced by Federal Law No.187-FZ , from movies to all copyright objects, except photographic works and works obtained by processes similar to photography. ( 2 ) The law introduced a procedure for “perpetual ban” in relation to sites involved in “repeated” IP infringements, with no right of restatement. ( 3 ) The law also introduced a comprehensive notice and take down process that a right holder may, but is not required to, follow before commencing court proceedings. Site owner can elect not to remove infringing content, but in this case must notify the right holder and present respective objections.
Regulation

Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation,

Regulation for identified access to public WiFi
This resolution was adopted pursuant to the anti-terrorism package of bills and ( 1 ) establishes that ISPs should identify Internet users, by means of identity documents (such as passport); ( 2 ) ISPs should identify terminal equipment by determining the unique hardware identifier of the data network; ( 3 ) all legal entities in Russia are required to provide ISPs monthly with the list of the individuals that connected to the Internet using their network.