YouControl Director: SBU has repeatedly requested access to our online service
Founder and director of YouControl Sergii Milman said that management of the online service wanted to write a formal offer to security services that are repeatedly asked to give them access to YouControl. He wrote in his on LIGA.net blog, "Media Detector" said.
"Dear Interior Ministry, Security Service, Prosecutor General, NABU, etc. We understand that your budget can't cover all expenses, yet there are needs that you have, and about which you repeatedly informed us. We refused to your requests before, but now we are ready to provide you with some number of licenses.."- Milman quoted a part of the letter.
According to him, the company feared that security services might be offended by such a proposal, but they never get a chance for formal proposal: "we had no time for offer, when SBU already got offended by something."
"Early in the morning, on March 23, SBU officers came to my place. They also appeared in the apartment of Commercial Director Olena Lapa, at one of our managers, and surprisingly - at our technical directors of our two contractors."- Milman wrote.
He said that the SBU use judgment in which service YouControl charged for cooperation with special forces and intelligence agencies of Russia, they as well charged with unauthorized access to open data.
According to him, the first part of the charges - about Russia - "meaningless", the other - about unauthorized access to open data - "simply contrary to law."
"As I mentioned, the SBU has long been aware of our system and wish to use it. Which means that yesterday it was legitimate and useful, and today - is illegal and harmful? "- he wrote.
Also, Milman said that the investigators constantly phoned to someone and coordinate their actions during searches.