The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB will get access to the biometrics of citizens without their permission
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB will get access to the biometrics of citizens without their permission

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB will get access to the biometrics of citizens without their permission

The Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB will get access to the biometrics of citizens without their permission The bill allowing law enforcement agencies to receive citizens’ biometric data from banks without their knowledge was adopted by the Duma in the second reading. Obtaining customer biometrics by financial institutions is currently being carried out in order to ensure their remote identification when using online banking. Initially, the client must come to the bank in person with a passport for initial identification. In the client’s bank they’ll take a video camera and record his voice. The received data is transmitted to the Unified Identification and Authentication System. After the citizen’s data is entered into the system, he can use online services at any bank, confirming his identity through the camera, or by phone. Experts are skeptical about the ability of security officials to receive data on citizens from banks. If the collection of biometric data of people by the security forces themselves fits into the legislation in special, specified cases, then the provision of such information by banks does not comply with the laws of the Russian Federation. The fact is that when collecting biometric data, banks declare the purpose of such an event the possibility of identification when receiving banking services. The laws of the Russian Federation prohibit performing actions with personal data that were not announced during the collection of such information. However, lawmakers and, in particular, Anatoly Aksakov, chairman of the State Duma Committee on the financial market, argue that the siloviki will be able to receive biometric data, but only upon special request in accordance with his authority. In turn, President of the International Confederation of Consumer Societies Dmitry Yanin fears that, in general, the collection of biometric data is not safe for Russians due to the high the likelihood of leakage database: \8caa42f5a9df53968033bf99609e44f68caa42f5a9df53968033bf99609e44f6

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