Since January 10, Article 13.41 has been included in the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation, which provides for administrative liability for violation of the procedure for restricting access to information, information resources, access to which is subject to restrictions in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on information, information technology and information protection, and (or) order deleting the specified information.
The new article aims to address the existing legal gap. The Federal Law "On Information, Information Technology and Information Protection" stipulates that hosting providers, owners of sites and information resources are obliged to restrict access to prohibited information or delete it. However, no liability was established for failure to comply with these requirements.
Now, failure by the hosting provider, site owner or other person providing the placement of an information resource on the Internet, measures to restrict access to prohibited information, or failure to delete such information will entail an administrative fine:
For citizens - in the amount of 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles;
For officials - from 200 thousand to 400 thousand rubles;
For legal entities - from 800 thousand to 4 million rubles.
Repeated commission of this offense will entail an administrative fine for citizens in the amount of 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles, for officials - from 500 thousand to 800 thousand rubles, for legal entities - from 1/20 to 1/10 of the total amount proceeds received from the sale of all goods (works, services) for the calendar year preceding the year in which the violation was revealed, but not less than 4 million rubles.
Stricter fines will be applied if information is not removed, for example, with calls for extremism or describing how drugs are made. Citizens will be fined from 100 thousand to 200 thousand rubles, officials - from 400 thousand to 800 thousand rubles, legal entities - from 3 million to 8 million rubles.
Source: Federal Law of December 30, 2020 N 511-FZ