Vladimir Putin signed the Yarovaya's package
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a package of anti-terrorism laws, which was designed by the deputy Irina Yarovaya and the senator Viktor Ozerov. This was announced by press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
Previously, the business ombudsman and the Head of Partiya Rosta Boris Titov addressed a request to the President to reject the Yarovaya's package. “I ask you to reject the specified federal law and send it for revision of terms, which embodies requirements for operators and organizers of the dissemination of information in the Internet”, claimed the business ombudsman. In his application Mr. Titov expressed concern about requirements for operators, which could cause a racking cost loading for entrepreneurs and a rising of cyber threat.”
The part of the anti-terrorism bill, relating to requirements for operators to store information about calls facts, to transmit information for three years, and to keep records of calls and correspondence for six months has caused a backlash of “Big four”. Heads of MTS, Megafone, Vympelcom and T2 Mobile (Tele2 brand) addressed to the Speaker of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko with a request to prevent the adoption of anti-terrorism amendments.
As reported by Kommersant, an execution of the Yarovaya's package will come out operators to 2.2 trillion rubles. It was noted that there is no Russian companies among those, which can make money from the law.
The prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.