Кирилл Ясько, РИА «Новости»

Roskomnadzor proposed registering new users of social networks with a passport

Roskomnadzor proposed to identify new users of social networks and messengers by passport data. Newbies will be required to indicate at registration a number of personal data that can be verified through government services. Writes about this “Kommersant”.

Kirill Yasko, RIA Novosti

Kirill Yasko, RIA Novosti

The author of the amendments was made by the deputy of “United Russia” Anton Gorelkin. It is assumed that the new rules will become part of the law “On Personal Data”. According to the document, from July 1, social networks and instant messengers will be required to collect consent from their users to process personal data. At the same time, the sites are obliged to provide the citizen with a choice – what data can be collected, processed and used, and what not.

The collection of consents can be organized independently or through a unified information system (UIS). The latter will be developed by Roskomnadzor and check the user through the State Services and, if necessary, will be able to transfer information to other departments. The list of information requested for identification through social media platforms is not specified, while for verification through the EIS, you will need to indicate your full name, passport details, address of residence and e-mail.

Gorelkin clarified that the new rules apply exclusively to new users of social networks and instant messengers. In case of violations, it is proposed to fine the platforms in the amount of up to 100 thousand rubles.

The general director of the dating service Mamba Andrei Bronetsky believes that social networks will not use the EIS to register new users. In his opinion, the newcomers “will look with apprehension at the proposal to provide passport data.”

Expert of Roskomsvoboda Mikhail Tretyak stressed that social networks and Roskomnadzor do not need such a volume of personal data if they are not going to monetize it or transfer it to law enforcement agencies. He also believes that this increases the risk of abuse by the latter.

Boris Edidin, deputy chairman of the commission for legal support of the digital economy of the Moscow branch of the Russian Bar Association, is concerned that the project does not stipulate the principles of ensuring the security of the EIS. He believes that the created database will be a popular target for hackers.

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