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Russian Data storage Decree “places great deal of pressure on telcos”

On 12 April 2018 the Russia’s Government issued Decree NQ 445, on Approval of the Rules for Storage by Telecommunication Operators of Text Messages of Users of Communication Services, Voice Information, Images, Sounds, Video and Other Communications of Users of Communication Services, providing for the establishment of data retention measures to counter terrorism and ensure public safety (‘the Decree’).

The Decree approves the procedure, terms and quantity of data storage by telcos of text messages, voice information, images, sounds, video and other communications in Russia. In particular, telcos will be obliged to store audio telephone communications and text messages of their users on Russian territory, in full for a period of 6 months, from 1 October 2018.

Source: Russia: Data storage Decree “places great deal of pressure on telcos”

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