Russian President Vladimir Putin recommended that the State Duma expedite consideration of a bill that would establish the procedure for depersonalizing personal data. The corresponding instruction was published on January 29 on the official website of the Kremlin.
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“Recommend to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to expedite consideration of the draft federal law establishing the procedure for depersonalization of personal data,” the publication states.
It is noted that the deadline for the implementation of the order is set for July 15 of the current year.
The bill regulating the procedure for anonymizing personal data was submitted to the State Duma in the first reading in February 2021. The bill establishes the procedure for obtaining consent to the processing of personal data, as well as regulating the circulation of large amounts of data, taking into account the need to protect the rights and freedoms of a person and citizen in the processing of his personal data.
Earlier, on January 13, Putin instructed the government to consider imposing turnover fines on companies that leak personal data of Russians. It is noted that the report must be submitted before July 1, 2023.
Prior to that, on December 23, the passport data of the drivers of the Citymobil taxi ordering service got onto the Internet. The company’s management apologized to the drivers and launched an internal investigation into the causes of the incident.
On December 15, customer data was leaked at Level.Travel, a service for searching and buying tours. The company assured that the data of bank cards of users remained intact, since the service does not store information about card numbers and passwords.
On December 7, the President of the Russian Federation pointed out the need to tighten responsibility for the leakage of personal data. The head of state stressed that it is necessary to make informed decisions in this area that will meet the interests of the country’s citizens and, at the same time, become an obstacle to the development of relevant information technologies.