Service previously agreed to the terms of the regulator.
The VPN service of Kaspersky Secure Connection has started blocking websites that are prohibited in Russia. According to Roskomsvoboda, the service reports that the site is unavailable and refers to Law 149-ФЗ “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”.
In the technical support service, users were told that Secure Connection is not intended to bypass blocking: “Our product distributed in the territory of the Russian Federation fully complies and will comply with the regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation”.
On March 28, Roskomnadzor demanded that the owners of 10 VPN services connect to the registry of prohibited sites under the threat of blocking services. The ministry noted that services should restrict access to sites banned in Russia, but do not. Kaspersky Secure Connection was the only service whose creators immediately agreed to the terms of the regulator.
We sent out ten notifications to VPNs. Only one of them — Kaspersky Secure Connection — connected to the registry. All the others did not answer, moreover, they wrote on their websites that they would not comply with Russian law. And the law says unequivocally: if the company refuses to comply with the law, it should be blocked.
Alexander Zharov Head of Roskomnadzor
The OpenVPN, NordVPN, VyprVPN, TorGuard and VPN Unlimited services afterwards said that they would not cooperate with RKN.