Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)drafted amendments to the law “On Information”, which will allow Russians to sell their personal information. According to the authors, such a sale for the year will bring each income from 15 to 60 thousand rubles.
FRIA introduces such a concept as“Depersonalized data” for legalizing the sale of personal data. According to the fund, Russians will provide their data for free sale for a year and earning a serious income will be registered as self-employed and bring taxes to the treasury.
At the same time, market experts are not so inclined.optimistic. The head of the development department of the Skolkovo Foundation, Sergei Izrailit, does not believe in such income figures and believes that data trade will bring only a couple of thousand rubles a year and the population will not pay any taxes. Founder and CTO of DeviceLock, Ashot Oganesyan also believes that the income estimate is too high, and the bill, in fact, gives free rein to all major personal data holders, such as banks, telecom operators and Internet services. The lawyer of NUS “Amulex”, Valentin Kontarev, reports a vague definition of the term “depersonalized data” and questionable security of transactions, which are confirmed only by an electronic signature. In addition, once having sold personal data, a person may not receive any subsequent offers for sale.
For the legalization of trade in personal dataIT companies, telecom operators, banks and the Skolkovo Foundation spoke. Their amendments to the law “On Personal Data” will allow the transfer of personal data of a user to other companies without his consent. After all, the trade in “impersonal data” is no longer so interesting and profitable, the prospect of enrichment under the new law is much bigger, and the criminal punishment for disclosing personal data to organizations that are trusted will no longer be threatened. After all, who reads what is written in small print in a multi-page agreement or an offer agreement that you don’t need to sign?
It is also not yet clear which data can be sold, and which data will be banned. For example, in the near future, banks may introduce customer identification by face and voice.