State Duma passes bill on fines for personal data leaks in final reading
MOSCOW, January 27 (RAPSI) – Russia’s State Duma has adopted in the final reading a bill on toughened penalties for violating rules on storage and processing of personal data.
The bill was proposed by Russian Government.
According to current legislation, maximum amount of fine for violating personal data regulations is estimated at 10,000 rubles ($166). Acceleration of information and communication technology corresponds with increased number of violations of personal data legislation which is the reason for a new bill.
Authors of the bill propose to differentiate administrative violations in this sphere according to damage caused by a transgression.
In addition, the bill toughens punishment for such violations by increasing administrative fines. Maximum fine for a person will reach as high as 5,000 rubles ($83); 20,000 rubles ($333) for officials and individual entrepreneurs and 75,000 rubles ($1,250) for legal entities.