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Mass surveillance

Amendment No. 19 | Doc. 13734 | 20 April 2015

Mr Sergiy VLASENKO, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Volodymyr ARIEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Vladyslav GOLUB, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI, Georgia, EPP/CD ; Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, Austria, SOC ; Mr Serhiy SOBOLEV, Ukraine, EPP/CD ; Ms Chiora TAKTAKISHVILI, Georgia, ALDE ; Mr Piotr WACH, Poland, EPP/CD ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD
2015 - Second part-session

In the draft resolution, at the end of paragraph 8, add the following sentence:

"In this regard, the Assembly is deeply concerned about recent legislative changes in the Russian Federation which offer opportunities for enhanced mass surveillance through social networks and Internet services."

Explanatory note

On 13 April, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree that allows the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications (Federal Service) to check the correspondence of users of social networks.