Roskomnadzor proposed to request a passport for registration in social networks

As part of the amendments to the law “On Personal Data” Roskomnadzor proposed asking new users of social networks and messengers for their passport number, residence address, phone number and e-mail, follows from the draft order .

The partially entered into force law “On personal data” prohibits posting and distributing information published on the network about users without their consent. 

From July 1, operators of personal data will have to obtain consent from users to process their data. They will be able to do this through their own “consent collection” platform or the unified information system (UIS) of Roskomnadzor.

If the user chooses the EIS, he will have to indicate his full name, residence address, telephone number and e-mail address. This data will subsequently be checked through the “State Services”, with which the system will be linked.

Also, data can be transferred to “other government agencies in cases determined by federal laws.”

The author of the amendments, Anton Gorelkin, noted that the initiative of Roskomnadzor is aimed primarily at social networks and instant messengers. In case of non-compliance with the last submitted requirements, they face a fine of up to 100,000 rubles.Update: 

after the media drew attention to the draft order, Roskomnadzor said that they considered the request for passport data and information about the place of residence “redundant” and changed the document.

Recall that on February 1, a law entered into force in the Russian Federation, obliging social networks to independently identify and block illegal content.

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