Government considers clarifying law protecting children from harmful information
MOSCOW, September 13 - RAPSI. The government will consider a resolution aimed at clarifying a recently enacted law on the protection of children from harmful information that has come under fire for being too ambiguously worded, the Russian Cabinet press service announced.
"This draft resolution is aimed at creating legal terms for granting federal executive authorities the opportunity to regulate information which is potentially harmful for children's health and development and to protect them from it," the meeting's agenda reads.
The law on protecting children from information causing harm to their health and development came into effect on September 1.
The law stipulates a number of limitations for publishing material in the media. It caused controversy in the media, and claims were made that a number of the law's provisions were not sufficiently clear. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media promised to analyze the application of the law in the first month after it came into force and then make the necessary amendments.