Administrative liability for information law violations strengthened

article 21/01/2020

The Federal Law №405-FZ dated 02.12.2019 amended the Administrative Offenses Code of the RF (AOС).

In particular, a new norm has been introduced that establishes the administrative liability of operators for violations of their duties in collecting of personal data, including via the Internet. This concerns such obligations of personal data processors as:

recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification, updating, changing, extraction of personal data of citizens using databases located in Russia.

For violations in this business area the penalties have been imposed in the following amounts:

  • for legal entities – from 1 to 6 million rubles;
  • for executives - from 100 to 200 thousand rubles;
  • for individuals – from 30 to 50 thousand rubles.

In addition, the amendments to the AOС provide for increased liability for repeated violations of these norms, as well as for repeated violations of the law, such as: failure to fulfill their obligations by search engine providers or organizers of information distribution in the Internet.

Currently, there are more than 402 000 organizations in the Register of personal data processors Roskomnadzor. The users of the Information and Analytical system Globas have the opportunity to get acquainted with the list of these organizations using the relevant section «Recommended lists» in Globas, as well as to get information about them and their economic activity in full.