The telecommunications operator ”Macedonian Telecom” has announced today that it has timely replied to all of the demands made by the Special Public Persecutor  and that the operator remains open to further cooperation with the authorities.

“We responsibly claim that we provided answers to all of the SPP’s demands and we remain open to a further cooperation with the authorities. “Macedonian Telecom” is a company that is operating in accordance with the laws, in the interest of the citizens and its users,” as was claimed by the company.

The Operator’s response follows after the spread of posts on social media that pointed at “Macedonian Telecom” as the company that did not submit the requested data about the telephone numbers that were wiretapped. It were these telephone numbers that the SPP started a new investigation “Target.”

Representatives of “Macedonian Telecom” claim that, in accordance with the Law for Electronic communications and the Law for monitoring communications they are obliged to acquire equipment for monitoring communications and to put it into use for the Ministry of internal affairs, but that they have no control nor a possibility to use the equipment by themselves.