The Chinese way of registration in social networks was proposed to be used in Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) Elena Leonenko announced the need to revise the registration procedure in domestic social networks. This is necessary for high-quality monitoring of prohibited information and its blocking. According to Leonenko, the current system does not always allow for prompt action against distributors of prohibited content: “In our opinion, the current user identification system does not always allow for timely and effective preventive responses against those who distribute prohibited content, as well as prevent the use by minors this kind of content.


 Back in March 2021, Roskomnadzor published a draft order that regulates the rules for using the agency’s information system to send consent to the processing of personal data.


“According to the draft, the registration of personal data subjects who provide consent to the operator is carried out using an interactive form by entering certain information. For citizens of the Russian Federation, such information is: surname, name, patronymic (if any), date of birth, details of the main identity document, address of residence (registration), telephone number and e-mail address.


Anton Gorelkin, a member of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications, pointed out that the Roskomnadzor project is not aimed at tightening the screws, but at improving the convenience of citizens when using the Internet. According to him, the unified information system of the department is focused on making it convenient for citizens to manage their personal data and control their distribution. Registration in the system must go through the State Services portal. Any citizen of the Russian Federation will be able to create his personal account there and through it manage personal data throughout the Internet.