FSB will get access to personal and biometric data of citizens to ensure country’s security

FSB will get access to personal and biometric data of citizens to ensure country’s security

The draft has been published on a web portal of normative legal acts.

Russia’s Ministry of Communications has introduced a draft bill describing an order of providing personal and biometric data of citizens to the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the authors, the bill was made in order to ensure the country's security and to fight terrorism. The draft has been published on a web portal of normative legal acts.

Rostelecom, a state telecommunications company, became an operator of the Unified system of personal and biometric data in March 2018. The launch of the biometric system is scheduled for July 1. Rostelecom will collect, process and store biometric personal data, as well as verify its compliance with the initially submitted biometric samples.

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