Companies will be fined for refusing to serve Russians without providing personal data

The government has developed a bill according to which entrepreneurs are offered to be fined in case of refusal to provide Russians with a particular service or to conclude a sale and purchase agreement if customers did not provide their personal data. The State Duma may adopt it in November 2021.

Companies will be fined for refusing to serve Russians without providing personal data

In November, the State Duma will consider in the first reading the government bill “On Amending Article 14.8” Violation of Other Consumer Rights “of the Administrative Code” reported “News”. The document introduces penalties for companies for refusing to serve consumers who have not provided them with their personal data.

An exception to this may be the obligation to provide this information in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation or the direct execution of the purchase and sale agreement.

In all other cases, it is proposed to introduce fines ranging from 5 thousand to 10 thousand rubles for officials, legal entities and from 30 thousand to 50 thousand rubles for legal entities. In the profile committee of the State Duma on state construction and legislation, the bill was supported.

In addition, the State Duma will also consider in November the accompanying bill “On Amending Article 16 of the Law of the Russian Federation” On Protection of Consumer Rights “, which will establish itself a ban on forcing a consumer to provide personal data, for violation of which they will be fined.

In an explanatory note, the government cites the data of inspections by Rospotrebnadzor and the violations it revealed. “Inconsistency of the content of the subject’s written consent to the processing of personal data with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation; processing of excess personal data; violation of the consumer’s right to free access to goods (works, services) by restricting the consumer’s free disposal of his personal data, ”the document says.

Most parliamentary parties supported the introduction of fines for the excessive collection of personal data. The MPs agree that often personal data is needed for advertising or other personal purposes.

Opor Rossii said that business would not support these norms. They hope that the initiative will be discussed with the business community. Experts acknowledge the problem of excessive collection of information, but first of all they urge to fight against its sale.

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