The government is considering the possibility to ease some requirements for IT and telecom companies. In particular, according to RBC, the draft Plan for achieving the national development goals of Russia until 2024 and for the planning period until 2030 proposes:
At the moment, the document is still being developed, the newspaper reports.
According to the amendments to the Federal Law “On personal data” that came into effect on September 1, 2015, the information about Russian users must be stored in the territory of the Russian Federation.
According to the Yarovaya Law, telecom operators and organizers of information distribution on the Internet (e-mail services, instant messengers and other services that allow exchanging messages on the Internet) are obliged to store audio recordings of calls, the content of messages of users from July 1, 2018 for a period of six months, and from October 1 of the same year they have to store all Internet traffic for 30 days, annually increasing the storage capacity by 15%.
In April 2020 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications and proposed postponing the introduction of the requirement to increase the storage capacity and exclude video services from capacity calculation.