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The President of Belarus signs a law restricting the operation of telecommunications networks in the event of a threat to national security


Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed a law granting his country's authorities the right to restrict the operation of telecommunications networks in the event of a threat to national security.

 

The Belarusian legal portal stated in a statement today, Monday, reported by the Russian Sputnik News Agency, "The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, signed a law that gives the authorities, in the event of threats to national security, the right to restrict the operation of communications networks in the republic."

 

The statement added, "The amendments to the Telecommunications Law are included in the National Register of Legal Works, which the Belarusian Parliament has adopted."

 

The law, which was signed by the President of Belarus, “In order to prevent situations that pose a threat to national security, the state may take measures to limit the operation of communication networks and the means of communication that make them (reducing the time and volume of their use and changing operating patterns), and suspend the work of communication networks and the means that constitute them from Communications (temporary termination of its operation).

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