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Russian Duma Obliges Social Networks, Providers to Keep Users' Talks Data

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Social media: Facebook and Whatsapp - Sputnik International
Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament, adopted on Friday anti-terror legislation stipulating that communications providers, messengers and social networks should keep information about and contents of users' talks.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The laws are amending the country's criminal and criminal procedure codes, as well as 10 separate laws.

According to the legislation, the providers, messengers and social networks will be obliged to keep information about their users' calls and chats on Russian territory for three years, while the contents of the calls and chats should be kept for six months.

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