The IT business has asked the Ministry to finalize the amendments to the Personal Data Act, which regulates the circulation of impersonal information, and a new version of the draft may include a provision requiring the consent of a citizen to the processing of data for several purposes, which is being written by the Commersant with reference to the minutes of the meeting of the working group "Normative Regulation" of the ANO "The Digital Economy", which took place on 12 August.
At the meeting, it was decided that the Skolkovo competence centre, together with the CEC and the business sector, would prepare a rationale for the introduction of the changes in question, recalling that the original version of the bill had been adopted in February 2021 and that, under the bill, a citizen could give one consent to processing its data for various purposes, including impersonalization. Since then, the Ministry has changed the document three times. According to the third version of the bill approved by the Government, the business must transmit to the State already impersonal data that will be used for the development of the IE systems and other needs.
In July, the Ministry of Statistics submitted a new version of the amendments, which requires the business to transmit, upon request, the data of its clients to the State, which will disfigure them and set up a date-net for the training of the IE. The Ministry also proposes to provide free access to these data to Russian developers and public authorities.
The ELN press service, Digital Economy, reported that at a recent meeting it had been proposed to revisit the previously agreed language and to finalize it with the Ministry of Statistics, which is expected to be submitted for discussion before the autumn session of the State Duma.