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Yarovaya’s law came into force

Yarovaya’s law came into force

The package of counter-terrorist law amendments prepared by Irina Yarovaya and Viktor Ozerov came into force on July 1.

According to the document, telecom and internet operators are required to store users’ text messages, voice information, images, sounds, videos for 1 to 6 months starting from October 1, 2018.

The obligation to store large amounts of data with numerous duplications requires massive capital expenditures from the businesses. Megafon has estimated the compliance costs at 40 billion rubles during five years. Meanwhile Vimpelcom indicated additional investments at 45 billion rubles, and MTS mentions 60 billion rubles.