Rosneft accused Reuters of "total surveillance" after reports on company's corporate flights

Rosneft accused Reuters of "total surveillance" after reports on company's corporate flights

According to representatives of the company, the agency hacks the accounts of Igor Sechin and his family in social networks.

Rosneft accused Reuters of “total surveillance” and hacking into accounts of the company's Head Igor Sechin and his relatives in social networks, reports RNS, citing the company's statement made after Reuters reports on the company's corporate flights to resorts.

“The information published by the agency contains clear signs of total surveillance through technologies of special services, with hacking of closed accounts in social networks not only in relation to the Chief Executive Director of Rosneft, I.I. Sechin, but also members of his family and even their network, which is an interference both in the company's official activities and in private life, the inviolability of which is guaranteed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation,” said Rosneft.

The company said that Sechin's labor agreement provides for the provision of corporate transport to him and his family on official trips and vacations. Rosneft is considering “judicial protection of violated rights” due to the reports.

Reuters reported that from January 2015 to May 2019, Rosneft aircraft made 290 flights, 96 of which took place on weekends or holidays. The company's planes flew eight times to Sardinia (Italy), 15 times to the Maldives, and seven times to Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Journalists also noticed that Sechin's relatives published photos from the same places where Rosneft aircraft flew at that time.

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