Business wants personal data

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    In July, unexpectedly, as part of the work of the working groups on the digital economy program, proposals were made to amend the Federal Law 152 “On personal data ". Let's see what these offers contain.

    The working group on regulatory regulation of the digital economy has approved the concept of working with publicly available data, according to which businesses can freely collect, store and analyze any user data legally trapped on the Internet. Moreover, this will not require the consent of their owner. Now a different structure of the digital economy program, a competence center based on this concept of working with publicly available data, should create a draft law.

    The authors of the concept of publicly available data are called Skolkovo and Double Data company (yes, the one that collected Vkontakte data, which led to a conflict with them). During the work of the working group, there was a vote for this concept and the choice of the working group was not unanimous - 56% of the participants voted for the concept.

    Before becoming an adopted bill, the concept will have a very long way to go and it has yet to enlist the support of the government.

    But that is not all. As recently as August, new proposals were submitted for consideration.

    Business representatives wrote their amendments and submitted them to Skolkovo, while the center of competence for creating standards for the digital economy sent them to the next instance in the direction - the working group on regulatory regulation of the digital economy.
    According to the proposed amendments, companies can get new rights in handling personal data. Having received them with the consent of the person, companies without notice will be able to transfer them to other companies for processing. The contractor chosen by her will be able to reassign the data processing further down the chain, also without notifying the person, but only notifying the customer company.

    Responsible for the safety of personal data on the amendments will be the company that originally collected them and received the consent of the person to process them. She will have to post on the site a list of all the companies to which she will give the data processing, or find other ways to notify the citizen who will have access to his data, and fix these methods in the same contract with him, where he agrees to the data processing. A person has the right to know where the company has transferred his data; The company has the right to respond to the request of the month. But he cannot prohibit their transfer along the chain - only withdraw the initial consent.

    Among other things, the company will be able to process data for the purposes that it considers beneficial to itself, and not only initially agreed with the person.

    On the one hand, with proper regulation, the new procedure for handling personal data will help the business to optimize their processing, and for citizens it will make data circulation more transparent and controllable. But, on the other hand, a person will lose clear control over the transfer of his personal data and will become powerless in this process.

    In general, the amendments contradict the spirit and letter of the law on personal data. The world community strives to inform people as clearly as possible why they collect data from them, describe how and who will use them, limit their processing to the goals stated in the collection, recall the recently adopted GDPR. Written by business representatives, these amendments are beneficial to him. This, in fact, is not surprising.

    Protection of the rights of subjects of personal data is not always fully implemented when it comes to high profits. A striking example is the news that the Tribunal of the Italian city of Lecce has condemned the entrepreneur for fake reviews on the website for travelers Tripadvisor.

    The man headed PromoSalento, which provided “package” services to the owners of various tourism enterprises. Publishing reviews on their pages should have improved their statistics and attracted more customers.

    The court found that the publication of fake reviews falls under the article on the use of someone else's or fake identity, which is considered a criminal offense in Italy. In addition to a prison sentence of 9 months, a man must pay a fine of 8 thousand euros.

    Following the link you can download our White Paper on Federal Law No. 152 .
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