Russian officials, represented by Roskomnadzor, decided to take the initiative in the IT sphere and came up with a proposal to ban access to public Wi-Fi networks for children and adolescents under 18 years old. According to the BFM publication, the basis for such a restriction is the law "On the Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development", adopted by the State Duma and entered into force on September 1.
An interesting fact is that it is not the provider who is responsible for the failure to comply with the requirements of this regulatory act, but the administration of a cafe, park, shopping center and other establishments where there is free access to Wi-Fi. The initiator announced fines ranging from 20 to 50 thousand rubles.
Denis Samsonov, publisher of What Hi-Fi and Staff magazines, says there are pages on the Internet that control the age of visitors:
How to implement the work of the age limit is not yet entirely clear. The only reasonable way seems to be the introduction of a one-time password system for accessing the Wi-Fi network. The password is provided upon presentation of the passport. However, if in a shopping center or a cafe, this technique can work, then the question of what to do with the park and the metro remains open. And there are not many who want to constantly carry a passport in order to watch the news or read Wikipedia.
But, despite the pitfalls, the other day the deputy mayor of the capital, Maxim Liksutov, proudly declared that very soon all lines of the Moscow metro will be provided with free, wireless Internet. A similar service should also appear on new Russian Railways trains. What will happen to children and adolescents is not yet clear.