The Federation Council has developed amendments to the law On Personal Data introducing an electronic form that citizens can use to give their consent for the processing of their personal data, Ruslan Gattarov, the head of the Federation Council's commission on information policies, said.
"There is a need to reach a balance between the amount of technical requirements and responsibility for data leaks in the sphere of personal data regulation," Gattarov told Interfax.
The requirements are now high, but responsibility for them is negligible, he said. "For this reason, the bill increases liability and at the same time gives operators more freedom," the senator said.
The law introduces the concept of "a personal data sub-operator, which can process data at the request of operators without obtaining the consent of specific subjects."
The bill also gives public bodies a restrictive right to process personal data without subjects' consent, he said. "The bill also regulates the issue of transborder transmission of personal data and allows the transmission of such data on the condition that there is a contract between the persons processing such data, which will ensure their appropriate protection," the senator said.
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