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Controlling the Illegal Dissemination of Personal Data on the Internet

Pursuant to paragraphs 3-5, Section 3, Article 23, of the Federal Law On Personal Data, when illegal processing of personal data of a personal data subject or personal data subjects (unlimited range of persons) is discovered, including personal data distribution on certain websites in the Internet information and telecommunications network without the proper consent of subject(s), or other legitimate grounds, Roskomnadzor has a right to:

- Request the operator to refine, block, or remove incorrect or illegally obtained personal data;

- In accordance with the procedure prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation, take measures to suspend or terminate personal data processing carried out in violation of the requirements of this Federal Law.

When illegal Internet publishing of Russian citizens' personal data is discovered, Roskomnadzor issues an order on discontinuing unlawful processing and removing personal data published in violation of the requirements of the applicable personal data legislation.

In addition, the appropriate case materials on such discovered facts are forwarded by Roskomnadzor to the prosecutor's office.   

When discovering personal data violations in regard to publishing Russian citizens' personal data on websites registered outside the Russian Federation, in order to curb illegal activities of such resources, Roskomnadzor sends a reasoned appeal to the related foreign competent authorities on obtaining assistance in discontinuing the delegation of the domain name in question or in removing illegally published data.

In addition, Roskomnadzor actively exercises the right file a lawsuit seeking protection of the rights of personal data subjects (including protection of the rights of the general public), and appeal for personal data subjects in court.

The list of Internet resources within the .ru domain extension that stopped the illegal dissemination of personal data upon demand by Roskomnadzor (DOC, 452.50 Kb)

The list of Internet resources within foreign domain extensions that stopped the illegal dissemination of personal data upon demand by Roskomnadzor (DOC, 172.00 Kb)

Time of the publication: 12.03.2014 12:43
Last modified: 20.05.2014 16:22