VPN and proxy servers not to be banned in Uzbekistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 2
The Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan has disproved the information that the VPN and proxy servers will be banned by the new changes in the legislation, Podrobno.uz reported.
The Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications has prepared a draft law "On amendments to some legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan", the purpose of which is to protect telecommunications networks from illegal (unauthorized) access.
This bill regulates illegal connection, that is, the connection in circumvention of the rules. For example, if your neighbor connects to your Wi-Fi, cracking the password, and is going to use the traffic, he will bear administrative responsibility. In addition, it is proposed to introduce criminal penalties for intentional illegal connection to networks for the transmission of international traffic.
"The participants of the discussion are mistaken if they think that the draft law will prohibit the use of VPN, various proxy servers, messengers or social networks, since the introduced changes and amendments do not consider the issues of restricting access to information and/or information resources, as well as the use for this end of VPN networks, VPN channels, proxy servers for private purposes or for business," said the ministry.
"Not the use of VPN technology, various proxy servers, messengers, social networks in general, but the cases of hacking, unauthorized access and illegal use of telecommunications networks are looked into," the ministry stated.