Source Pravda.Ru

Russians to be able to remove personal data from public networks

Russian Internet users can delete information about themselves from online databases. The right to oblivion can be considered not only in relation to Internet search engines, but also in relation to social networks. Noteworthy, in the European Union, this right is used on the same level with fundamental rights and freedoms of citizens.

Russian citizens can request their personal information be either updated or deleted in databases, deputy head of Roskomnadzor, Antonina Priezzheva said at the international conference devoted to protection of personal data of Russian Internet users.

"We are working on the problem to remove personal data from the web. For the first time this year, we have applied a different approach and found about 2,000 websites of schools and kindergartens that, due to misunderstanding of all provisions of the law, uploaded personal data of children in public networks," the official said.