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Electronic marketing and internet use

Electronic marketing
Are there rules specifically governing unsolicited electronic marketing (spam)?

No rules specifically govern unsolicited electronic marketing. However, the Law on Advertising provides general rules on electronic marketing, including that it may be carried out only with the consent of the recipient and must be halted at the recipient’s earliest request. General rules on advertising and data protection also apply.

Cookies
Are there rules governing the use of cookies?

No specific rules govern the use of cookies. General data protection rules apply.

As of January 1 2016 Belarusian internet service providers must create and store data on all telecoms services activated by their users, and additional data, including:

  • dates and times of connections and disconnections;
  • internal and external IP addresses and terminal ports (eg, modem or answerphone);
  • domain names and IP addresses visited; and
  • volume of data received. 

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