Putin signed a law on creating a single database of Russians

Путин подписал закон о создании единой базы данных россиян

Vladimir Putin signed the Federal law “On the unified information registry, containing data on population of the Russian Federation”. The document published on the official portal of legal information. It will store the name, numbers SNILS, INN, information about gender, nationality, marital status and date of birth.

The base will start work on 1 January 2023. It stated that the existence of the Federal register “will ensure the relevance and reliability of information about the population”. At the stage of adoption of the bill in the state Duma, the explanatory Memorandum it was indicated that such a registry will help to reduce the terms of rendering of state services, and to avoid fraud with taxes.

To manage the new database will be the Federal tax service (FNS). Access to it will have only a limited range of Agency staff, but the service will be able to provide information from the system in response to requests from other state agencies.

In a conversation with RBC, head of human rights organisation “Agora” Pavel Chikov noted that such data collection poses risks of abuse. Head of Department for system solutions in the field of cybersecurity Group-IB Anton Fishman said that special attention is required to protect the mechanism is accessed.