The Duma planned to allow the issuance of SIM cards for minors and prohibit educational and medical institutions from storing information about children without the written permission of the parents. The corresponding amendments to the law "On personal data" have been developed in the State Duma, said the first deputy head of the United Russia faction, Adalbi Shkhagoshev. The bill was approved by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, the expert-advisory council of the faction and the intra-factional group, Izvestia writes.
According to the author of the bill, deputy Anton Gorelkin, at the moment, the law "On personal data" does not regulate the processing of information about minors at all.
The data of children that are collected, processed and stored, for example, in kindergartens, schools and clinics, has access to a wide range of people, which, according to the deputy, may lead to their leakage and subsequent illegal use.
It is proposed to add a rule to the law according to which the collection, processing and storage of personal data of children can be carried out only with the consent of their legal representatives, except when a child over 14 years old gets a job and can give consent on his own.
The bill proposed by parliamentarians can also resolve a legal conflict that prevents operators from issuing SIM cards for a user who is under 18 years of age.
“If the bill is passed, it will be possible to register SIM cards directly for children. This is the first step that will be able to provide us with mechanisms to protect children from prohibited content in the future,”Gorelkin said.
Let us remind you that earlier the Cabinet of Ministers established the procedure for the operator's interaction with subscribers to confirm the data.