"Businessman”Reports that the Russian Ministry of Justice has developed a draft new version of the Code of Administrative Offenses (CAO), where it is proposed to increase fines for the leak of personal data tenfold. The document has already been posted for discussion on the portal regulation.gov.ru.
According to the new edition, fines for legal entities are proposed to be increased from 50,000 to 500,000 rubles; for individual entrepreneurs from 20,000 to 300,000 rubles; for officials – from 10,000 to 100,000 rubles; and for other citizens – from 2,000 to 20,000 rubles.
It is noted that the Ministry of Justice has been working on a new version of the Code of Administrative Offenses for a long time, its previous version was published in January, but then it did not contain a norm on increasing fines. At the same time, the issue of tightening liability for leaks was raised more than once (back in 2015, the State Duma was considering raising fines to 300,000 rubles). Now, amendments to fines are also being developed by the State Duma committee on information policy, information technology and communications, said its head Alexander Khinshtein on May 21, 2020.
The committee specified that the corpus delicti, providing for new fines, was worked out by the working group on the proposal of the committee of the Federation Council on constitutional law and state building.
Kommersant notes that companies operating with large amounts of personal data are not happy with the increase in fines and insist that they already provide a high level of security.