LSDUZ, YFYAU9 and impunity
The Court did not affirm the claim of the Anti-corruption Foundation (the FBK) to Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), which had kept closed names of Chief State Prosecutor’s sons Artem and Igor Chaika in the open database under alpha-numeric encodings. The anti-corruption campaigners promised to appeal against the dismissal of the claim.
Tagansky Moscow Court denied a commencement of the FBK's claim against Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr) due to a concealment of socially important information. The FBK considered references of Chief State Prosecutor’s sons Artem and Igor Chaika in the open database as socially important information. In early June, they were replaced by special pass-through codes – LSDUZ and YFYAU9. The FBK reported they intended to appeal against the dismissal of the claim.
Earlier, they reminded that the information from Rosreestr can be classified only by a court decision, so manipulation with opened databases is a transgression of a law. Soon after reporters learned about replacing the names of the Chief State Prosecutor’s children to codes in Rosreestr’s database, mathematics laboratory’s staff of the Polytechnic Museum reevaluated the algorithm, by which codes were created. By using it, Meduza created a virtual application Check your name in Rosreestr, which allows finding the same code corresponding to the name of each user.
Earlier, the FBK revealed in the databases of Rosreestr references of 12 properties owned by the Chaika brothers, including two townhouses on Rublevka of Igor Chaika, each of which costs about 2 million dollars. Prior to that, it was reported that in the similar manner there were hidden references to the ownership of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, of the family members of the Head of the Ministry of Defence Sergei Shoigu and presumptive Putin’s son-in-law Kirill Shamalov from opened databases. Instead, there has appeared a record in extracts "Natural person. No meaning".
In May it was reported that the FSB’s bill, which permits to classify the information about owners of real estate and transport, was frozen by the Russian authorities. Then the FBK claimed that as a result of manipulation with Rosreestr’s extract officials no longer needed it.