Authorities rejected the petition on the abolition of the “law of Spring”, which received 100,000 votes
19.01.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
The expert working group headed by Minister for open government Mikhail Abyzov, the meeting rejected the petition on the abolition of the “law of Spring” with more than 100,000 votes.
“The petition for the exclusion of the law not to accept,” said Abyzov, offering team members vote for this decision. Members of the group supported him.
Collecting petitions against the “law of Spring” conducted in the two resources. For the month on the international portal Change.org signature left 610 000 people, the site “Russian public initiative” appeal gathered 100 000 signatures. This number is necessary in order to go to Parliament after approval by an expert working group at the Federal level under the government.
The authors of the petition calling to repeal the “law of Spring”, as, in their opinion, it is contrary to the Constitution, and can also lead to unnecessary costs for operators, for a significant amount of data storage.
“This is an enormous amount of data. Expert assessment of costs to build infrastructure — more than 5 trillion RUB. For comparison, the revenues of the Federal budget of Russia in 2015 amounted to 13.7 trillion rubles,” — said in the petition.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the “anti-terrorist package” developed by the MP Irina Yarovaya and Senator Viktor Ozerov, in July last year. The bill requires operators to store the emails and calls from users within six months. In addition, the document establishes the rule that messengers should provide on request of the FSB, the keys to decrypt messages.
Mobile operators warned about three times the increase in prices due to the “law of Spring” and the inability to introduce 5G networks. According to them, if they incur costs of this level, it will degrade voice quality, interruptions in the delivery of SMS or inability to access the Internet.
Earlier, Deputy Minister of Telecom and mass communications of the Russian Federation Alexei Volin said that the Ministry of communications may, in 10 times to reduce the amount of information storage in the framework of the “Spring law”.