“The law of Spring” named one of the most strict measures for...

“The law of Spring” named one of the most strict measures for data protection in the world


The Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya

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In the list of most stringent measures to protect the data, compiled by the American Foundation for information technology and innovation, was the “law of Spring”. Also on the list were China, Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam and Germany

“The law of Spring” was among 10 of the world’s data storage initiatives that could harm the further innovative development, “Vedomosti”reports with reference to the American Fund for information technology and innovation (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation — if it).

Also on the list were China, Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam and Germany, which took a lot more soft action. In General, the initiatives have concerned only the localization data in the country. To collect data about subscribers decided and Germany, said if it, however, the Russian law was tougher all.

The collection of data about subscribers in Germany will begin in July of this year. According to the law adopted in 2015, metadata clients must be stored 10 weeks. We are talking about who, where, when, how and with whom to communicate, but not about what was written or said. “The law of Spring” is exactly that, if it emphasizes. Storing metadata also expected in the UK and Australia, but in these countries the norm is milder than in Germany, because it does not require localization of the data.

According to the laws of UK communications services must store the metadata of all its customers during the year. This information can request the law enforcement bodies and security services. If it was aware of the law, but in the list it does not hit. In Australia, action was taken in October of 2015. In last year’s list if it this decision was also missing.

To localize the storage of personal user data and other important business information decided and China. The measure was introduced last year. Indonesia and Vietnam have decided to regulate OTT services — WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook, according to if it. In addition, regulates Internet companies, social networks and other websites that provide information about “politics, economy, culture and society” and Vietnam. Turkey banned the transfer abroad of personal data of users without their consent, which, according to if it equivalent to the localization data in the country.

The package of anti-terrorist amendments proposed by MP Irina Yarovaya and a member of the Federation Council Viktor Ozerov, provides for the mandatory storage operators large amounts of data. It will come into force from 1 July 2018. Operators will have to keep the servers full traffic of all of its subscribers for a period of up to six months, and information about their connections within three years.