The Kremlin has called groundless “over-reaction” to “the law Spring”


Fears of mobile operators about the cost of implementation of the package of anti-terrorist amendments Irina Spring and statements about the rise in price of ties in the Kremlin, is considered groundless. About it as transfers TASS, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“This excessive response is baseless, because it created the necessary preconditions for mutual work, in order to determine how to comply with the law, doesn’t it put the interests of operators and that together need to do to adjust in line with the adopted law properly,” — he said (quoted by TASS).

Peskov said that the President’s instructions the government aimed to ensure that all risks are minimised so that they carefully monitor”. However, he added that it is now possible to Express the concerns, but there are no grounds for the alarmist claims. In the presence of fear, “based on the instructions of the President, the government, all operators of economic activities in the field of communications or the Internet must be in close contact with the government.”

“Another thing, if this contact does not allow to neutralize the fears, then it is a reason for laminowanie,” — said the spokesman.

The “package” presented by the head of the Duma Committee on security Irina Yarovaya and Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense Viktor Ozerov, was signed yesterday by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Later the Kremlin announced that Putin instructed the government and the FSB to prepare draft documents to minimize the risks from the use of the “law of Spring”. In particular, the President demanded to pay special attention” on application of norms that require “significant financial resources and modern technical means”. You also need to pay attention to the development and maintenance of the register of the organizers of information distribution” in the offering at the request of the authorities responsible the information required for decoding”.

Responsible for the implementation of the order was named Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov. Made it should be by 1st November.

In addition, the Ministry of industry and trade jointly with the Ministry of communications before September 1 must submit a proposal for the cost of the production of Russian equipment and Russian software to store and process information. To approve order of certification of means of encrypting the data, and to determine the order of transmission of encryption keys to authorized agencies of the FSB have until July 20.

According to the amendments, the Telecom operators and Internet companies are obliged for a period of up to six months to save text message conversations users, as well as “images, sounds, video, and other messages. Information about the facts of reception, transmission, delivery and processing of messages and calls, mobile operators will have to store three years.

At the end of June the representatives of mobile operators, when the “package” was adopted by the state Duma and the Federation Council, said that after the entry into force of the law will force them two to three times to raise rates. According to experts, the cost of operators for the purchase of necessary equipment and other associated with the implementation of new laws the cost will be about 2.2 trillion rubles.

Before that 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 stressed that new requirements are not feasible from both technical and economic points of view. A Federal official reported that the position of operators can be taken into account after the law came into force, the level of regulation of the government.