Roskomnadzor, two days after publishing its idea of authorizing in social networks with the help of a passport, decided to give the back one. According to the department, this measure is redundant. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to representatives of the RKN.
What’s the point?
The matter is in the amendments to the law “On personal data”. They say that in order to register on social networks and messengers, you must provide passport data and indicate your place of residence. The text of the likely amendments was published on Wednesday, and we wrote about it yesterday:
According to the amendments, all data operators must request consent from users to process data, and from July 1, 2021, you can use the Roskomnadzor information system for this. It is because of her that what can be called a misunderstanding: to fill out this form, you must provide passport data, information about the place of residence, phone number and email.
Now the RKN explained that everything is not quite so and the request for passport data is not required, which is why the original document has been corrected. Now you need consent to the processing of only those data that are included in the Unified Identification and Authentication System (ESIA). The most popular resource used by ESIA is “Gosuslugi”.
However, many users of the portal already have all the data, including the very passport data, because of which the problems arose. The RKN explained that a simplified registration process will be used, where you only need to provide a name, phone number and mail.
Why is this needed?
According to representatives of the department, this is necessary for simplified control of citizens over their personal information. At the same time, citizens may not consent to the processing of personal data.
Why are so many people so outraged by the fact that their personal data is touched?
The fact is that the very fact of using the personal data of citizens of any country is neither good nor bad. The problem is how the data is stored and who can use it. For example, in December 2019 it turned outthat the data of users of the portal “Gosuslugi” were in the public domain.
And here the options for how you can use this data are limited only by the imagination and capabilities of the person who will receive this data in the end.