DPR under fire for collating internet user data – a legal world practice


September 27 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

DNR News – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The Ministry of Communications of the DPR commented on its collection and storage of user data, which recently came under fire from the public.

“The Ministry issued a letter of recommendation to operators providing Internet services regarding the collection and storage of user credentials.”- said the Ministry of Communications. 

The document is dated September 21. According to its provisions, providers are advised to collect and store information about users (name, first name, patronymic, e-mail address and contact phone number), data on network access sessions and other information allowing to associate the requested IP-address with a physical or legal person.

“If law enforcement bodies address us with a certain IP address and they have suspicions that this person may be involved in any offenses – we can ask the operators and identify a person” 

It was stressed that in this regard, the Ministry of Communications follows the established world practice. 

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