Dating service Badoo obliged to share information about users with the FSB

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Dating service Badoo has been registered in the register of Roskomnadzor as organizer information dissemination. Now the company will be obliged to store data about user activity and provide them at the request of the FSB

Dating service Badoo has been entered in the register of organizers of information dissemination (ARI) of Roskomnadzor. According to data from the site controller, Badoo Trading Limited (which owns badoo.com) was registered in the register of 24 April 2017.

ORI to include e-mail services, instant messengers, online forums, and other forums enabling you to exchange messages online. In the registry already registered e-mail clients Mail.ru Group and “Yandex” cloud service “Yandex.Disc” the social network “My world”, “My circle”, “Vkontakte”, the Dating site Mamba, messenger “Агент@Mail.ru”.

According to the law “On information, information technologies and information protection” ORI must notify Roskomnadzor about the beginning of implementation activities, as well as store on the territory of Russia information about the facts of reception, transmission and processing of voice information, written text, images, sounds, video or other electronic messages to users within six months from the date of completion of implementation of such actions. This information they must provide on request to the competent authorities, for example, the Federal security service. In the case of non-compliance services can be denied, i.e. blocked on the territory of Russia.

From 1 July, comes into force the anti-terrorism package, the so-called “law of Spring”, by which the shelf-life of facts communications for ORI will increase to 1 year. In addition, the services in up to six months will be required to keep audio records of calls, content messages and other content sent by users. If the delivery and processing of electronic communications uses additional coding company must provide decoding information to the FSB.

At the request of the company, Badoo is the world’s largest social network for meeting new people. According to the official site, the service was 345 million users worldwide, monthly active audience of 60 million users. According to base “SPARK-Interfax”, the head company Badoo is located in Cyprus (Badoo Trading Limited), the Central office in London.

The representative Badoo did not answer the questions of RBC at the time of publication.

April 10, Roskomnadzor has taken the decision to block the online radio Zello, which has not sent to the office of information for inclusion in the register ORI. In turn, the representative called Zello the requirements of Roskomnadzor “absurd and impossible”.

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