Russia: Minsvyaz launches consultation on biometric data system methods draft decree // Dataguidance.com6 June 2018
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation ('Minsvyaz') launched, on 31 May 2018, a public consultation on a draft decree concerning the methodology for verifying the correspondence of biometric data contained in the Unified IT System of Personal Data with other bodies' biometric records ('the System') ('the Draft Decree').
DataGuidance confirmed with Sergey Medvedev, Senior Lawyer at Gorodissky & Partners, "The operator of the System must provide banks, state authorities or organisations with information regarding the match of personal data [contained in the System with the biometric data that they have collected]. The Draft Decree sets out the methods for checking data and the obligation of the operator of the System to inform banks, state authorities or organisations about the degree of mutual compliance in relation to the provided data."
The consultation on the Draft Decree is open until 14 June 2018.