Duma intends to tighten responsibility for personal data leak.

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MOSCOW, July 27 (Itar-Tass) —— The State Duma Committee for Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications intends to tighten responsibility for personal data leaks, the chairman of the State Duma committee Sergei Zheleznyak (United Russia) told reporters on Wednesday.

The deputy recalled that several cases, when the data from several information resources turned out to be leaked in the Internet search engines, were reported recently. The SMS messages of the Megafon clients and the personal data of the clients of the Internet shops turned out to be accessible. The documents of various state authorities were reported to be in the free access on July 27.

“On the one hand, these events show that some specific resources do not give a close attention to the personal data security and spare on security,” Zheleznyak believes. The lawmakers jointly with the law enforcement agencies and the Russian communications watchdog are investigating the foresaid incidents, he said. “Upon the inspection results we will consider the ways to improve the legislation in this sphere and a tougher responsibility for those guilty,” the deputy warned.

“On the other hand, the fact that too many similar incidents were exposed when the amendments in the personal data security law were passed to the Russian president for signing gives some reasons to believe that it may be some deliberate action,” the chairman of the State Duma specific committee assumed. “We should find out who will benefit from it,” he concluded.

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