Media: the FSB has proposed to modify the existing system of tapping for execution of the law Spring”
The FSB proposes to use for storing phone calls and correspondence to users on the “law of Spring already installed on the networks of operators listening equipment in the framework of the operational-investigative activities. About this newspaper “Vedomosti”.
At the moment, to write data to this equipment uses the so-called ring buffer SORM, capable of up to 12 hours to keep the traffic of a specific user, in respect of which are operatively-search actions.
According to interlocutors of publication, the FSB proposes to expand the buffer memory to keep the traffic of all users for six months. The office also offers to record not only the traffic but also the conversations of subscribers. For the labor cost will fall on the operators, suggests the source. Now the installation of SORM is also performed by operators.
The system is designed so that to access a specific record, you must scroll through all the previous ones. The scale of the requirements of the new law, this procedure is extremely inconvenient, which means that the buffer will have to build a costly system of searching and indexing of information you need to create from scratch.
SORM – the system is distributed: on the side of intelligence is only a control point, and the system of removal and storage (including the ring buffer) locates on the network the operator for their money. To estimate the costs for the modernization of SORM sources could not. Earlier, the leaders of the “big four” operators estimated the total cost of purchase, implementation and maintenance of data storage equipment to 2.2 trillion rubles.
Representatives of MTS, “Beeline” and “MegaFon” declined to comment. The FSB had not responded to the request.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the “law of Spring” on 7 July. He obliges Telecom operators and Internet companies to store conversations and the correspondence of users, including all content (audio, video, images), up to six months. The document will come into force from 1 July 2018. Until 1 September 2016 the Ministry of communications and Ministry of industry and trade must provide estimates on time and cost on production of necessary equipment.