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Media: FSB wants to control Internet traffic in Russia

The Federal Security Service (FSB)and Ministry of Communications agreed on a draft of the order, according to which all internet providers are required to install by July 1, 2014 equipment for recording and storing Internet traffic on their network for a period of not less than 12 hours, though the security forces will have direct access to these records .

We are talking about the draft order of the Ministry of Communications, recently agreed beforehand with the FSB - two sources in the telecommunications market have told about this document to "Kommersant" and it was confirmed by the manager from Rostelecom.

Now the document must be registered with the Ministry of Justice and is expected to enter into force before the end of the year.

The draft order, prepared in the spring , requires the ISP to connect it’s network to the special equipment, which will be managed by security services. All the Internet traffic will take place through this equipment, and security services will receive technical ability to record all incoming data packets and keep them at least 12 hours.

The document also details what information about users of the Internet will be transferred to the special services provider. This, in particular, are: phone number, IP- address, account name, email address in the mail.ru, yandex.ru, rambler.ru, gmail.com, yahoo.com , etc. Services and a unique ICQ online-chat identification number, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), identifiers called and calling subscribers of internet telephony.

The draft order also states that providers must transmit  the information about the location of the subscriber terminals users of Internet telephony services (Google Talk, Skype, etc.) to the intelligence.