The law on the “right to oblivion” has been amended last time before the second reading

    On June 26, at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, regular amendments were made to the bill on the “right to oblivion”.

    Instead of removing links to inaccurate information, search engines will simply stop issuing links "to information not relevant to the applicant." This information is no longer relevant due to certain events or actions of the applicant.

    The applicant will be required to prove the irrelevance of the information. If, for example, the Internet indicates that the applicant does not have a higher education, then he must provide a diploma so that this information is considered irrelevant.

    In all disputes, regarding the assessment of the relevance and reliability of the information, the decision to remove will be made by the court, not the search companies. Although the latter had previously feared that this work would be completely entrusted to them.

    In the application for the removal of information, in addition to his contact information, the applicant must necessarily indicate a link to this information. In addition, the user must be prepared to provide an identity document.

    The application review period has increased from three to ten business days.

    Search engines are still forbidden to report on what information access was restricted at the request of certain users.

    Also, two more proposals of Internet companies were not taken into account. The bill left the possibility of suing the plaintiff's place of residence. The proposal to extend the term of entry into force of the law until January 1, 2017 was also not accepted, reports RBC.

    In connection with the new law, Russian Internet companies expect significant financial costs. “The volume of costs is enormous: you will have to create an automatic system to respond to requests that will sprinkle on an industrial scale, and organize a service to process requests,” said Leonid Filatov , founder of the Openstat statistics system .

    Significant expenses may be associated with the filing of applications at the plaintiff's place of residence. “In essence, huge budgets will have to be spent only on regional courts,” says Matvey Alekseev, External Communications Director at Rambler & Co.

    On June 25, Megamind wrote that the State Duma Legal Department had harshly criticized the bill. In official custodymanagement representatives recommend that the provisions specified in the bill be correlated with article 152 of the Civil Code.

    The second and third reading of the bill is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30. The law should come into force in 2016.

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