Ministry of Communications suggests storing antiterrorist Yarovaya’s law data for no more than a month

Ministry of Communications suggests storing antiterrorist Yarovaya’s law data for no more than a month
Irina Yarovaya

The Ministry is considering the idea that the law would be gradually entering into force within 3 to 5 years.

The Ministry of Communications and Mass Media proposed to reduce the storage period of users' data under 'Yarovaya’s law', Ministry Head Nikolai Nikiforov announced at the forum Open Innovations 2017.

He did not specify the gist of the Ministry's proposal, but noted that it implies storing the data "within one month". Nikiforov estimated the costs the operators would bear storing the information would "on average" be tens of billions of rubles.

Previously, Nikiforov had said that the Ministry was considering the idea that the law would be gradually entering into force within 3 to 5 years.

The antiterrorist package of laws introduced by deputy Irina Yarovaya and senator Viktor Ozerov obliges cellular operators and providers to store user data within six months. The law will enter into force on July 1, 2018.

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