Putin announced mass fraud with personal data on the Internet

Massive cases of fraud and abuse of personal data of people are observed on international Internet platforms, and illegal content is also spread to them, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC). The meeting was broadcast on the Russia 24 TV channel.

“It is no secret that now on the Internet, on transnational platforms, there are massive cases of fraud, abuse of personal data of citizens, as well as the spread of illegal content, including those affecting the interests of children. At the same time, people practically have nowhere to complain, to apply for the restoration of their rights, “Putin said.

He recalled that on July 1, a “landing law” was adopted, according to which foreign IT companies operating in Russia must open their offices in the country.

The president added that without artificial intelligence technology, which uses big data, including personal data, “it is completely impossible to move.” The government has been instructed to work to eliminate the threat to citizens’ rights, but the work is not going as well as the President and HRC would like, because there are “too many” data leaks.

The law adopted by the State Duma in June 2021 obliges foreign Internet resources with a daily audience of 500,000 users to open a branch, representative office or authorized legal entity in Russia from January 1, 2022. distribution of advertisements about themselves and placement by Russian advertisers of their own advertisements on such resources, a ban on accepting payments from Russian individuals and legal entities, as well as labeling of content published on the network. Roskomnadzor included in the list of 13 companies that should open branches in Russia.

Since February 2021, Russian courts have fined large Internet companies – Twitter, Facebook, Google, TikTok, etc. for failure to delete prohibited information (Article 13.41 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation) or for storing data of Russian users outside the country (Article 13.11 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation) … Prohibited information includes calls to participate in uncoordinated protests, child pornography, information on the methods of making and using drugs, methods of committing suicide and calling for it, advertising for the sale of alcohol and online casinos, etc. The total amount of Google fines, Meta (formerly Facebook), Telegram, TikTok, Twitter, Odnoklassniki and VK for refusing to remove links from the beginning of the year exceeded 200 million rubles.

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