The Ministry proposes to reduce the retention period on the “Spring package”

The Ministry proposes to reduce the retention period on the “Spring package”

MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. The Ministry proposes to reduce the retention period for the package of anti-terrorist laws (the”Spring package”) up to 1 month.

The head of the Ministry Nikolai Nikiforov said on the sidelines of the forum “Open innovation 2017”.

“One option that we offer contains a storage option within 1 month,” he told reporters.

Nikiforov recalled that the cost of operators will be “on average” tens of billions of rubles, not billions and not hundreds of billions, as reported by the operators informed.

Prepared by the Ministry document, said Nikiforov, a very long time developed, together with colleagues from FSB.

“It is their direct jurisdiction from the point of view of the storage terms that they set, based on the objectives for security in the Russian Federation,” he davil.

Evaluation of the Ministry of communications show that when shelf life of approximately 1 month the cost of the largest Telecom operators will amount to tens of billions of rubles.

“We are talking about a one-time cost, we emphasize that some emotional evaluations when it was about the trillions, no,” said Nikiforov.

Another important issue in part of the “Spring package” the Minister called the search “the Golden mean”: “it May be better to start with a month of storage of the data, and with some other term. This decision will be made in the government”.

The package of anti-terrorist amendments from 1 July 2018 obliges the Telecom operators for three years to store data about the facts of reception, transmission, delivery and processing of voice information and text messages, images, sounds and videos. The most “heavy” content such as images, sounds and video — operators should keep up to six months. All of this information the operators are also obliged to provide upon request of the security services.