Cell operators want to charge siloviki with data decoding
The essence of the idea is to reduce the excessive amount of information stored by operators, and reduce costs for the implementation of the law.
Cellular operators suggest that the traffic, which they are obliged to keep under the anti-terrorist law of Yarovaya, will be assigned to law enforcement agencies for data decoding, Vedomosti writes. The proposal is contained in the letter of Chairman of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) Alexander Shokhin to Deputy Prime Minister of the Government Arkady Dvorkovich. The authenticity of the document was confirmed by three participants of the RSPP Communications Commission working group (representatives of all operators of the Big Four participate in the work of the group).
It is proposed to refuse storing the content of user messages in favor of storing the so-called ‘electromagnetic signals’. The document does not explain what it means. But the interlocutor in one of the operators explains: companies want to store a sequence of units and zeros, which is the traffic. The term ‘electromagnetic signal’ is chosen specifically to avoid precise wording what exactly needs to be stored, says a person close to another operator. Operators do not want to keep separate voice traffic, Internet traffic and messages, because it's expensive, he explains. Instead, they offer to record a certain unrecognized piece of information, and then transfer it to law enforcement agencies, he explains. And they themselves will be engaged in decoding and computing the information they need.
The idea is to reduce the excessive amount of information stored by operators, and reduce costs for the implementation of the law, says the representative of the RSPP.
It is also specified that it is necessary to exclude the possibility of operators accessing data. If the operator analyzes and classifies the information stored, this will lead to the fact that, in addition to law enforcement officers, private companies will have access to the content of private messages. And this contradicts the law On Operative-Search Activity, which confers on the unspoken character of this activity.
The package of antiterrorist laws, which was developed with the participation of State Duma deputy Irina Yarova, obliges communication operators to keep the content of conversations and correspondence of users during six months. The documents will be effective from July 1, 2018.
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