Abromavicius and Avakov to talk over raids on Ukrainian IT companies

Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius met with Ukrainian IT community, lawyers, corporate executives, representatives of associations affected by inspections of controlling and law enforcement authorities.

Censor.NET reports citing ministry's press service.

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As reported by LigaBusinessInform, IT-companies declared their openness to dialogue and came up with specific proposals for resolving the situation.

"IT companies are absolutely open to dialogue both with us and law enforcers. The companies already have concrete proposals and are ready to consolidate efforts. We let everyone speak, listened to complaints and ideas, discussed specific cases... Today, I meet with Interior Minister Avakov to discuss the possibility of joint actions," the statement reads.

As reported, a lot of different problems have been raised: corruption, lack of personal responsibility of law enforcement officers for damages, seizure of equipment in cases where it is possible to retrieve only information.

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IT business has put forward several ideas that may help resolve the problem:

- ban removal of the equipment, unless it is physically involved in a crime;

- allow investigative actions and copying of data only to a competent unit specializing in cyber security;

- train specialists required for such investigations. The companies even offered to hold a series of training sessions;

- regulate duration of inspections and limit a period of equipment examination;

- send a request for provision of necessary data and documents before obtaining a search warrant (representatives of the companies say they will not oppose civilized checks);

- hold a public inquiry into the circumstances of the searches that have already occurred.

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As reported, yesterday, Sept. 23, Abromavicius promised to urgently settle the issue of illegal searches in a number of companies operating in the IT sector.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n353349