The Ministry of justice proposed to increase fines for leaking personal data

the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation proposed to increase fines for leaking personal data. Initiative included in the draft of the new Code of administrative offences (Cao), placed on the portal of projects of normative acts. The amendments made to article 33.1 “violation of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the field of personal data”. The penalty for leaking data reglamentary paragraph 6 of this article, “neglect of duty of confidentiality of personal data”.

according to RBC, the Ministry of justice has proposed to increase the fines for legal entities — from 50 thousand to 500 thousand rubles for individual entrepreneurs — from 20 thousand to 300 thousand roubles; for officials — from 10 thousand to 100 thousand; for citizens — from 2 thousand to 20 thousand rubles.

earlier, the authorities have repeatedly discussed the need for stricter penalties for identity theft. In February it became known that the Central Bank is preparing a proposal of the Ministry of communications and Roskomnadzor on the introduction of criminal liability for data leakage, such as after a photocopy of the passport.

the Association of lawyers of Russia (AYUR), headed by the adviser of the speaker of the state Duma and the former head of the Committee on constitutional legislation Vladimir Pligin, in March proposed that the state Duma and Roskomnadzor to enter for the victims of data breaches the right to claim compensation from operators in the amount from 500 thousand to 5 million rubles. The current penalties AYUR called not providing sufficient financial incentives for operators.

According to InfoWatch, 2019, the number of such leaks in Russia grew by 40% compared to the previous year.

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