The introduction of responsibility for the use of VPN services has no prospects. This was announced on Tuesday, March 22, by the head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Alexander Khinshtein.
— I believe that the introduction of responsibility for users for using VPN is unpromising, from the point of view of effectiveness it will not have any effect, except the opposite, the deputy said.
Khinshtein noted that this is a private point of view and if the government has a different opinion, the legislator will be ready to discuss it.
Earlier, Khinstein announced the blocking of about 20 VPN services in Russia. “To date, about two dozen popular VPNs in Russia have already been blocked. They will be blocked further,” he said.