Competition agency fines Kyivstar for refusal to present calls of client
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has fined the largest Ukrainian mobile communications operator Kyivstar UAH 54,400 for the refusal to present information in the term set by the committee. The operator has criticized the decision and will insist on the fact that the company acted in line with legislation in court.
"The Antimonopoly Committee asked information concerning phone talks of one of economic entities from Kyivstar. It is known that according to Article 31 of the Constitution of Ukraine, privacy of phone communications is protected by the law and can be violated only under a ruling of a Ukrainian court," Kyivstar told in comments sent to Interfax-Ukraine.
The operator said that the committee, in turn, refers to the profile law which allows the authority to ask information with restricted access.
Kyivstar believes that the provisions of the law do not envisage that this right applies to personal data of mobile communications subscribers, and in particular, information about their phone calls, which are protected under a special regime.
The operator said that it presented the explanations to the committee why the operator cannot provide information about its subscribers.
Kyivstar will challenge the decision to fine the company in court.