Clear interpretation of the main requirements of the Russian Federal Law On Communications
What requirements of the Law are mandatory for owners of public WiFi networks to comply with?
To avoid troubles related to the Law On Communications, owners of venues with public WiFi hotspots shall comply with a number of requirements: federal law No. 126-FZ dated July 7, 2003 as amended on April 21, 2014, federal law No. 801 dated August 12, 2014, Resolution of the Russian Government No. 758 dated July 31, 2014.
The main requirement is that authorization when connecting a WiFi hotspot must involve identification of the person’s identity and device.
Identification process implies obtaining information about the user from his or her personal identity document, mobile phone number or personal account on Gosuslugi website. Moreover, it is obligatory to maintain archives with lists of web resources visited by the user within the last six months.
What should owners of WiFi hotspots expect if they fail to comply with the identification requirements?
In such cases, the Law provides for liability in the form of fine from thirty to forty thousand rubles.
The draft law is supplemented by the Code on Administrative Liability (CoAL), Article 13.32, providing for a fine imposed on management of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs for “violation of the identification order of users of data communication services and providing access to the information and telecommunication network (Internet) and data terminal equipment used.”
Company managers are liable for a fine from 5,000 to 10,000 rubles, enterprises and individual entrepreneurs — from 100,000 to 200,000 rubles. A repeated violation is subject to a higher fine of up to 300,000 rubles.
HOW CAN YOU COMPLY WITH THE LAW AND GET ATTRACTIVE DIVIDENDS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
Use Radius WiFi solution — instrument for user identification in WiFi networks + powerful marketing tool.
Use Radius WiFi to get a desired action useful for your business from your guest or client. For example, to access the Internet, the user shall:
- Follow your community on a social media platform
- Repost your message
- Complete a mini questionnaire (feedback, rating the service quality, etc.)
- Or pay for Internet use (hotels, hostel, etc.)
Upon connecting to a WiFi network, the welcome screen will show the users an authorization page designed in the corporate style of your business, displaying advertising information about you or your partner.
Radius WiFi developers are far ahead of others in offering user identification services in WiFi networks. That’s why we offer our customers numerous advantages in addition to basic functions.
Compliance with laws
Design your welcome page
Radius WiFi enables creation of aesthetically pleasing welcome pages in the corporate style of your business.
Use Radius WiFi to conduct surveys. Get to know your customers’ opinion on your menu, service, new dishes, the quality of staff’s performance, or ask them any other question.
Get maximum information about your guests
You can collect data of your guests: their sex and age, time of attendance, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, social media profiles, birth dates and other information. Use this data to boost the profits of your business
Invite guests via social media
Attract social media users, increase the number of real followers of your community, use viral marketing to spread information about your promotional events and special offers
Fine-tune ads to customers
Use ID of your guests to remind them of yourself and make an interesting offer via advertising networks of Yandex, Vkontakte, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Build a complete database for MyTarget system
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