Rada To Consider Bill On Blocking Of Internet Resources Without Court Decision

  • Rada To Consider Bill On Blocking Of Internet Resources Without Court Decision

KYIV (FNI) - On Thursday, June 21, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine included in the agenda of the bill, according to which the Security Service of Ukraine is granted the right to block access to any information Internet resource without a relevant court decision. 238 deputies voted for inclusion in the agenda of this document.

According to the bill, the SBU will be able to block information resources with the permission of the prosecutor, the investigator or the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.

"The goal of the bill is the development and implementation of mechanisms aimed at creating an effective cyber security system," the explanatory note to the bill says.

In the document, the notion of "technological terrorism", which is a threat to cybersecurity, is explained as the commission of terrorist actions using computer systems and communication networks, as well as via the Internet. At the same time, acts of terrorism, such as seizure, disabling and destruction of "potentially dangerous objects", will be considered terrorist.

In addition, acts committed with the help of computers and the Internet network and aimed at influencing decision-making will be considered terrorist; the commission or non-execution of actions by state authorities, local self-government bodies, officials of these bodies, associations of citizens, legal entities; Attraction of public attention to certain political, religious or other views of the terrorist.

To technological terrorism, according to the document, are also actions aimed at violation of public security, deterrence of the population, provocation of a military conflict and international complication.

In addition, in the notion of "technological terrorism", the initiators of the law included the seizure, disruption and destruction of objects due to misuse which could pose a threat to personnel, the public and the environment.

The initiators of the bill were a member of the faction "Bloc Petro Poroshenko" and members of the faction "People's Front" Dmitry Tymchuk and Tatyana Chernovol. The document was registered in July 2017.

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