Russian lawmakers propose substantial fines for breach of personal data requirements
MOSCOW, June 14 (RAPSI) – Two United Russia party MPs Victor Pinsky and Daniil Bessarabov have submitted a bill on fines of up to 18 million rubles (about $300,000) for breach of requirements for personal data base storage in Russia to the State Duma.
The document has been published on the database of the lower house of parliaments.
The bill’s authors believe that according to the federal personal data law an operator must provide recording, systematization, storage, updating and retrieval of Russian citizens’ data using bases locating in Russia when they collect information including the use of Internet.
Current legislation does not envisage punishment for failure to meet the database localization requirements.
The proposed draft law stipulates fines from 2 to 6 million rubles ($30,000 – 90,000) for the first breach of requirements and from 6 to 18 million rubles for repeated violations.
Moreover, lawmakers propose to fix heavy fines for repeated violations related to online distribution of extremist content. Thus, dissemination of calls for terrorism and extremism would result in fines ranging from 150,000 to 300,000 rubles for website owners, from 600,000 to 800,000 rubles ($9,000 – 12,000) for officials and from 1.5 to 5 million rubles ($23,000 – 80,000) for companies.
They also suggest that fines varying from 2 to 6 million rubles be set for repeated refusal of legal entities to hand over encryption keys to the Federal Security Service.