The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Digital Development will, on the recommendation of the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB), create a single database of IMEI code numbers that are assigned for mobile phones. The newspaper reports on the recommendation of FSB. “Kommersant”Cite two government sources.
According to them, such a register is needed by the special services in order to “improve the effectiveness of operational-search activities”, as well as “suppress illegal actions using mobile phones.”
Sources say that the FSB recommended that the ministry create a prototype of a centralized database with IMEI codes mobile devices and then prepare regulations for its implementation.
According to Mintsifra, they have received recommendations from FSB and are in favor of implementing this proposal. Further steps, including research and development, are being planned, according to the department.
Previously reportedRussia is planning to experiment with marking electronic devices.