The FSB expects to gain access to data on geolocation and data on the means of payment of taxi passengers out of court. The corresponding draft resolution of the Russian government is published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
According to the text of the document, taxi ordering services will have to provide the agency with “round-the-clock remote access to information systems and databases used to receive, store, process and transfer orders.” If the aggregator fails to fulfill the FSB request, then it must justify the reason for the impossibility of providing data and inform the service about the time required to fulfill the request.
The taxi ordering service will have to provide the FSB with information within ten working days, but if the request is marked “urgent” – within three working days, RBC notes.
The project was developed to implement the law on taxis, signed by the President of the Russian Federation at the end of December last year and coming into force on September 1, 2023. According to it, taxi ordering services are required to provide the FSB with access to databases used to receive, store, process and transfer orders.
The law also provides for the creation of a register of taxi ordering services, a register of passenger taxi carriers and a regional register of passenger taxis and a ban on citizens with an outstanding criminal record and more than three unpaid administrative fines to work as taxi drivers.
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