Russia will introduce fines for unjustified collection of personal data from buyers

by time news

The Russian government intends to introduce fines for the unjustified collection of personal data from buyers, said Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Mr. Mishustin believes that now the collection of such data is excessive.

“On behalf of the President, the government has developed amendments to the law“ On Protection of Consumer Rights ”in order to exclude situations of illegal collection and use of personal data of citizens when they purchase various goods and services … Now fines are imposed for such violation of consumer rights. We will consider the relevant amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses today, ”said Mr. Mishustin at a government meeting.

The prime minister noted that at present “often people are forced to indicate excessive personal data for any purchases,” moreover, “even in those cases when it is not at all necessary by law.”

Note that earlier experts from the Moscow government came to the conclusion that Roskomnadzor may use a new system to collect consent from users of online services to process their personal data for “other” functions other than those stated. The system is being prepared as part of the data protection regulation that came into force in March. Its creation has already been called redundant by the Ministry of Digital Science.

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “There is no agreement in the officials.”

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