Originally Posted by DuckieHo
So it is Russian after all.... How strong is due process and all in regards to data gathering?
In the US, we now know the general capabilities of the US and the process of court-ordered requests. It's not great but at least we know.
What's the process(es) in Russia? Uncertainty is the concern.
As much as I've read into SORM if they want your data they'll just take it. They've tapped into every backbone running in RU. (By law all ISP's are required to install deep packet "sensors") which can be accessed by a lot of different agencies starting with FSB, Customs, Kreml itself etc. Don't know if they need any warrants what so ever but knowing Russia that's unlikely.
I might be a bit mistaken but most of it should work like that with the info that's public.
In a nutshell what SORM is capable of:
Collecting information in real time;
■ Hour remote access to the information collected;
■ Long-term storage of information received for the period up to 3 years;
■ Operational updated information in real time;
■ Giving users access to stored information in accordance with their rights, support for hierarchy and authority of the system users, logging user actions;
■ The selection of information to meet certain criteria, visualization and analysis tools to provide selected information.
Translated from Russian so there are some mistakes. And I'm quite sure that's not all of it. For some reason Yandex doesn't even come up with anything about it wether I search in English, Estonian or Russian lol
Edited by MadRabbit - 3/29/15 at 11:24pm
The legality of the introduction of SORM still raises serious doubts. Especially annoying defenders that for search operations no longer require warrants, that is, the FSB can eavesdrop on anyone at any time without giving a reason, which is a violation of the Constitution. In addition, operating telecommunications companies are required to purchase and install expensive equipment to eavesdrop on their funds.
It is also known that the introduction of SORM started before the system was recognized as legitimate. It is expected that by now almost all Russian Internet providers have already committed to install equipment SORM. As in the case of failure of the provider may simply lose Licence, no one was particularly protesting against the introduction of the system of total listening.