Federal Law No. 398-FZ, on Amending Federal Law on Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection, December 28, 2013

Document type
(1) The Law introduces new Article 15.3 to the Law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection” (see below), which sets out the conditions for blocking access to a web site that contains calls for unauthorized protest actions or extremist activities.
(2) According to the Law, Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecommunication, Information Technologies and Mass Communications), upon receiving an order from the Prosecutor General’s Office, can request that: (i) telecom operators block access for their users to this site with an immediate effect, and (ii) hosting provider of the site notifies the site owner of the alleged violation urging to remove the content.
Topic, claim, or defense
Dangerous Speech/Violent Extremism
Public Order (Includes National Security)
Document type
Issuing entity
Legislative Branch
Type of service provider
Host (Including Social Networks)
Web Host (Technical Hosting)
Internet Access Provider (Including Mobile)
Issues addressed
Trigger for OSP obligations
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity
General intermediary liability model
Takedown/Act Upon Administrative Request