Public catering, parks, libraries, and allow users to access the Internet for free, can not identify users. However, places that charge for the use of Wi-Fi, are actually service provider, and therefore must be licensed and to identify its visitors.
How to write the “Izvestia”, this summer the two decrees of the Russian government made changes to the “Terms of services of data transmission.” In particular, in the provision of data services the operator must provide user authentication. “Personality of the user is set with the document, or the number of mobile communication (in Russian mobile operator contract is concluded with the presentation of the document), or through a login on the portal of public services” – the newspaper said. By law, the provision of telecommunications services must be licensed.
However, the head of the legal department of the Coordination Center for TLD Sergey Kopylov told the newspaper that the license should be given only to those who distributes the Internet via Wi-Fi for the money that is actually becoming a telecom operator. And the provision of free access to the network, according to Kopylov, get a license is not necessary. In the Ministry of Communications newspaper confirmed the legality of such an interpretation of the law.
«This means that administrations cafes, libraries, schools, parks and other public places with free Wi-Fi is not necessary to identify the users. Unless, of course, the organization concerned is not acquired, for some reason, the operator license “- the newspaper said.
In this case, the publication noted that if the cafe has concluded an agreement on the designation of communication services with the operator, even if the free access the operator must perform user authentication. But the president of the Federation of Restaurateurs and Hoteliers of Russia Igor Bukharov told the newspaper that most restaurateurs create a wireless Internet access in the home.Source: russian.rt.com