Profiles of Russians in the social networks Odnoklassniki and VKontakte passed to creditors
Profiles of Russians in the social networks Odnoklassniki and VKontakte passed to creditors

Profiles of Russians in the social networks Odnoklassniki and VKontakte passed to creditors

Profiles of Russians in the social networks Odnoklassniki and VKontakte passed to creditors The National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH) will continue to support a service that checks the personal pages of borrower users on social networks. Mail.Ru Group Corporation, which owns the Odnoklassniki and VKontakte websites, will provide technical support for the project. Now one of the largest credit history bureaus has the opportunity to officially apply data about people using Mail.Ru Group resources. On their basis, it can also provide services to other organizations. According to a representative of Mail.Ru Group, there is a need in the market for a transparent and legal search for data on users of the VKontakte social network. He noted that in the new service the bureaus will be searched only by open and relevant data. This distinguishes it from unauthorized services from other companies, often containing old information, including the fact that the user of the social network wanted to delete or hide. At the same time, the representative of the corporation did not explain whether the NBK will have the opportunity to use data about users of other services belonging to Mail.Ru Group. VKontakte has a user agreement where in paragraph 5.8 it is stated that the administration of the social network has the right to: • use data that the user provided • transferring this data to third parties in order to comply with the requirements of current Russian legislation, as well as protect the interests and rights of the administration, users and third parties. torons, there are rules that protect user data. In this document, clause 5.1.4 states that the user agrees that the results of the automated processing of his data are transmitted to partners and third parties. And they used different models evaluating the information. It is worth recalling that the 9th Appeal Arbitration Court partially satisfied the VKontakte lawsuit brought against Double LLC, known by the Double Data brand. The developer of the software that analyzes large volumes of data was banned from using information from users of the domestic social network for their own purposes. Initially, VKontakte filed a lawsuit against Double and the NKBI last January. The social network was dissatisfied with the assessment of the creditworthiness of users of the social network, based on data from their open profiles. Moreover, this information was sold to banks. It followed from the lawsuit that the National Bureau of Credit Histories offers financial institutions services based on the technologies developed in Double. They provide retrieval from the database of users of a social network: first and last names, information about studies and work, friend profiles, information about the place of birth and residence, photos, regular visits to the page, such as gadgets. As noted in the lawsuit, neither VKontakte users, neither the social network itself was allowed to extract such materials and use them for commercial purposes. In late summer, the owner of the social network and the bureau concluded an amicable agreement. The NBCH has pledged not to use user data extraction technologies without obtaining permission from the company.

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