Kyivstar did not give prosecutors access to wire all subscribers

The managing partner of leks & buckler Oleg Babich published on a page in a Facebook post that the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General’s office was able to listen to all Kyivstar subscribers.

As reported in a press-service of the operator, this information is not true.

“Personal data of the subscribers, information about the services they use, is protected by law and Kyivstar strictly adheres to the requirements of the legislation for their protection“, – reported in a press-service.

In Kyivstar recalled that in January 2017 in the framework of a criminal investigation on the events in Ukraine in January-March 2014, the Pechersky regional court imposed a ban to dispose of media with subscriber data on the servers of Telecom operators for a period of time. The requirement applied to Telecom operators Littell, MTS-Ukraine (VF now Ukraine), UTEL, Ukrtelecom, Kyivstar and other mobile operators.

In February 2017 Kyivstar appealed to this with the requirement to explain the decision as in violation of the law is not clearly defined list of objects that were seized, and, in fact, contained the requirement about arrest information that is not provided by the current legislation of Ukraine.

The court of appeal in July of this year granted the appeal of Kyivstar. The court of appeal invalidated the decision of first instance and ordered the said court of Kiev to explain how to execute the decision on prohibition to dispose of media with subscriber data.

Earlier it was reported that the net loss Vodafone has exceeded five billion.