The Ministry of Finance has developed a bill on liability for personal data leakage

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Russia has prepared a bill on liability for mass leakage of personal data. This was announced on Thursday, April 15, by the head of the RF Ministry of Finance Maksut Shadayev.

In 2020, the number of information thefts that were not noticed by security services also increased

According to him, it is necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of the legislation by all market participants, including foreign players.

“It is clear that we are on the path of increasing responsibility, and if we are talking about cybercrime, about the increased incidence of leaks, then we have a draft law that introduces up to criminal liability for violation and mass leaks of personal data,” the minister said during the meeting State Duma Committee on Information Policy.

Shadayev stressed that the authorities are obliged to guarantee the implementation of laws on the territory of the country. As the statesman emphasized, the legislation provides for a number of serious measures and the situation is changing for the better.

On April 8, Roskomnadzor (RKN) announced that it would prosecute Facebook, Twitter and Google if they did not provide information on the localization of personal data of Russian users.

The day before, Maksut Shadayev stressed that it is necessary to introduce a separate regime for regulating the processing of personal data in social networks . Such a regime does not imply strong identification, he added. In addition, according to Shadayev, the social networks themselves should not have access to personal data of users.

The Ministry of Finance has developed a bill on liability for personal data leakage
The Ministry of Finance has developed a bill on liability for personal data leakage


Since August 2015, a law has been in effect in Russia that obliges Internet companies that work with personal data of Russians to register as an organizer of information dissemination (ORI) and store all information transmitted and received by residents of the country for six months on the territory of the Russian Federation.

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