Internet users in Belarus are set to face increased restrictions in their online use as a result of a new law within the country.
The legislation brought into law just earlier today by the parliament of Belarus details new measures that prevent internet users from commenting on websites without authorisation, according to reports from CNBC. On top of this it has been reported that online publications within the country will also be required to register as ‘mass media’ outlets with the government.
The amendments to the Law on Mass Media will make it more balanced and will bring it closer to the needs of the Belarusian society, noted Andrei Naumovich, chairman of the standing commission on human rights, national relations and mass media of the House of Representatives.
The Estonian government at a sitting on Thursday is planning to endorse a cyber security bill, the aim of which is to strengthen the protection of network and information systems needed when rendering services of decisive importance and the network and information systems of state and local government units, writes LETA/BNS.
ePrivacy is crucial in the digital era we live in. Any regulation in this area needs to be pro-innovation and future-proof. The compromise package on the ePrivacy Directive presented in the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has failed to meet these requirements. This is why the EPP Group did not support the Report today.