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    Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, may amend the newly adopted anti-terrorism legislative package if mobile network operators are able to prove that complying with it will inevitably lead to an increase in charges for consumers, head of the council's Defense Committee Viktor Ozerov said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's four top mobile operators penned an urging the Federation Council not to adopt the amendments. According to the companies, storing user data for six months as required by the new legislation will lead to higher tariffs and negatively impact the connection quality. The legislative package was adopted on Wednesday.

    "The Federation Council will closely monitor this issue, and if the operators prove objectively that mobile and internet users are facing a significant increase of tariffs, by several times, the Federation Council will return to this legislation and amend it if necessary," Ozerov told RIA Novosti.

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