According to the law, which entered into force on January 1, 2018, messengers can not provide services if the user is not identified, but the identification rules have not yet been made. The main task of the law is to protect spam users. What has not happened to the identification will not be able to send messages.
According to a government decree published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, messenger administration is required to request information about the mobile operator's user and 20 minutes to respond. Then the messenger administration must provide the mobile operator with information about the exclusive identification code assigned to the subscriber.
If the subscriber ends the contract with the mobile company or transfers its number to another operator, the previous operator must notify the administration of the messenger within 24 hours, after the identification process must be completed again, with the new operator.
It is also necessary to foresee the possibility of overcoming identification procedures for foreigners who roamed in Russia, says Leonid Levin, head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications. The head of the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) Sergey Plugotarenko also has several questions about the document, in particular, how the price will be produced and who should pay for the identification service, if it is commercial. In addition, he proposes to clarify how the rules apply to minor users. Now the SIM cards for their children are taken by their parents, which means that the same person can have several accounts in the same messenger.
The decree with the rules of identification will enter into force in six months. This period is given to the communication operators for the preparation.
The entire identification process must be carried out without the intervention of the user, unless you use a "gray" SIM card. Then it can be denied not only the correspondence in instant messaging, but also mobile services. A SIM card acquired from the hands must be linked to your passport data by contacting the communications hall of the operator that owns the number.