Genetic data of Russians can get statuspersonal information that will provide additional protection for personal confidential information. The bill, developed by the CPS, contains a list of features in the processing of personal data of citizens, obtained from genetic material.
The document sets the standard, according toto which individual genetic characteristics will be equated to personal data and will receive additional protection. The bill proposes to make the appropriate changes to article 11 of the Federal Law “On Personal Data” dated July 27, 2006, which specifies the features of processing personal biometric data.
Adoption of the law will protect personalinformation about citizens obtained in the study of biological material, which contains genetic information. After all, getting access to such information will allow third parties to find out the peculiarities of the personal life of Russians. In particular, about the diseases of a person, his lifestyle, an allergic reaction to substances and preparations. Given the confidential nature of such information, lawmakers propose to limit access to such information by equating it with personal data.
New regulations will ensure the protection of personal information, in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.