According to the Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya, the complaints of the operators for the forthcoming growth of prices for communication services because of the “anti-terrorism package”, which was approved by the state Duma and the Federation Council, is unfounded.
“No reason for rise in price of communication services no. It is clear, categorical and unambiguous. Clearly, because of the information that the law establishes requirements for any volume, they are not reliable,” said Spring is in the air “Russia 24”.
According to her, this information is incorrect and “looks like a forgery.” “Maybe there’s a desire to raise tariffs, and I want to find a palatable justification. Objectively no reason to rise in price no. Because in the law there is nothing that would lead to higher prices for anything,” — said Yarovaya.
She also said. in the law there is no requirement to store information, it does not define the volume and time, this problem is faced by the government. “It gives the government the right within two years to decide we need something to store or is not necessary, in what amount, in respect of any slice of information,” said Spring.
“Anti-terrorism package” was approved on 4 June, 29 June it was approved by the Federation Council. The document introduces new requirements for the Telecom operators and Internet companies: from 1 July 2018, they will be required to store the content of phone calls and correspondence to users in a period of up to six months, and “organizers of information distribution in the Internet” — decode all users ‘ messages without a court order to transfer the FSB “keys” to the encrypted traffic.
The heads of the operators of the “big four” were sent to the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko the letter with the request to reject the bill. They pointed out that the new requirements are impractical from both a technical and an economic point of view. The additional costs of fulfilling the requirements of operators was estimated at 2.2 trillion rubles and warned about the possible growth of tariffs for connection.
The head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov said that the Department will develop amendments to the “anti-terrorism” package in September and October. Co-author of “anti-terrorism package”, the head of Committee of the Federation Council Viktor Ozerov, said that if operators can prove the inevitability of a sharp rise in prices for their services, the senators can review the package of laws.