MOSCOW, March 5 (RAPSI) – President Vladimir Putin has backed an initiative permitting the use of geolocation data in order to facilitate search for missing persons.

On Thursday, a coordinator of LizaAlert search and rescue team Oleg Leonov told the President about the bill. According to Leonov, the draft law is undergoing the second reading in the State Duma. If the initiative is adopted, about 6,000 human lives can be saved, he said.

Putin backed the initiative and expressed confidence that the document would be passed if there were no pitfalls in it.