The leader of the society for the protection of the Internet (IKS) and ally of opposition leader Alexei Navalny Leonid Volkov has applied for a rally against a package of anti-terrorist amendments, state Duma Deputy Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov Monday, July 11. As told to Volkov , the event is to be held on July 26, near the office of the Roskomnadzor, which regulates the Internet industry, Slavic square near the monument to Cyril and Methodius near the metro station “Kitay-Gorod”.
“While the organizer of the rally against Internet surveillance and censorship is OZY, but we hope that we’ll join industry associations and organizations, of which “Spring package” directly affected,” — said Volkov. According to him, the proposal to participate in the organization of the meeting, he sent to the Association of Internet users (Roskomsvoboda), in the Pirate party Association of regional providers and the Internet Ombudsman Dmitry marinicheva. Volkov noted that the political parties, the rally did not call because he wants to organize an industry event.
And Marinicheva, Volkov says, he met, and he assured that he also opposes those provisions of anti-terror amendments, which relate to Internet industry. As previously noted fit, to provide the necessary storage infrastructure, which involves a “Spring package”, economically impossible. Soon Volkov intends to send an official invitation to the rally of the presidential adviser on the Internet Herman Klimenko.
On the meeting will appear and Alexei Navalny. The opposition leader, who on Monday called on his blog to sign posted on the website of the Russian public initiative petition for the abolition of the “law of Spring”, said that “it is with great pleasure and a rally I would go about it”. “Any normal person should support [the organizers of the rally] and to come”, — said Navalny.
Amendments Spring and Ozerov in the anti-terrorist legislation was approved on June 24, Vladimir Putin signed them on 7 July. After the first reading may 13, some of the most high-profile provisions of the bill were eased or removed. In particular, missing caused the dissatisfaction of human rights defenders the situation of deprivation of the Russian citizenship from those convicted of terrorist and extremist articles of the Criminal code, and those who have settled abroad to work in law enforcement and the courts or went to serve in the army.
But many innovations relating to the IT industry, remained. Thus, the amendments Spring and Ozerov will require operators and Internet companies to store text messages to their conversations, but also images, sounds, video, other communications, up to six months. Exactly how and how long information is stored, will be determined by the government.
Operators will have three years (operators of dissemination of information on the Internet” (the year) to store information about the facts of reception, transmission, delivery and processing of messages and calls. Access to all the information operators will be required to provide law enforcement authorities without a court order.
“Spring law” requires “organizers of information distribution on the Internet” to decode all encrypted messages. The failure to pass the FSB “keys” to the encrypted traffic faces a fine from 800 thousand to 1 million rubles Internet companies under threat of penalty to 40 thousand rubles will be required to use only certified in Russia the means of encoding and encryption.
In April this year, the head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov predicted in the case of the adoption of the draft law “dramatic rise of prices for services”, against the “Spring package” was made by the “big four” mobile operators (MTS, MegaFon, VimpelCom and Tele2): he, according to their estimates, will cost 2.2 trillion CEO of Tele2 Sergey Emdin evaluated the growth of prices in two times. Vice President Mail.Ru Group Vladimir Gabrielyan estimated losses from the “Spring package” of mobile and Internet operators in more than 5 billion rubles.
After the signing of the “law of Spring” Putin instructed the government and the FSB to prepare draft documents to minimize risks from its use: in particular, “pay special attention” to rules that require “significant financial resources and modern technical means”.