Deputies approved a package of laws: on biometrics, life imprisonment for sabotage, ban on foreign couriers in public services
Photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN
The approval in third reading is not yet the adoption of a law. Previous consideration in the Federation Council and signature of the president. But, as practice shows, the Duma is the main filter for normative acts. If the deputies have already accepted, the document is rarely closed. Therefore, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with future laws now.
Since 2018, the Unified Biometric System has been operating in Russia. In theory, it allows Russians to confirm their identity remotely, without a personal appearance and the presentation of a passport. The technology will be able to recognize a person by face and voice.
What it looks like: You arrive at a place where biometrics are taken (in the beginning, banks were doing this), your voice is recorded, and a three-dimensional image of your face is taken on a 3D camera.
Also, as prescribed by law, you can go to a bank, to a notary, to the authorities, etc. without a passport, and there they will have to confirm their identity through biometric data. And the Russians have already had a unique opportunity for four years, although there are still very few places where they can really take advantage of it.
And now the State Duma has already adopted a revised law. Now citizens can go to the MFC and demand that their biometric data be deleted if they have ever submitted it. And banks, notaries and other authorities should accept citizens with a simple passport without voice recording without restrictions. Discrimination based on biometric data is prohibited!
Nor can you force yourself to give biometric data. Until now, only a 3D photo of a face and a voice recording are considered biometric data. DNA sampling is not expected.
Biometric data still collected should be stored only on the territory of the country and only by official authorities. And this applies only to a single all-Russian system. The conditional private gym can still take photos of customers to access the gym without contact.
LIFE TIME FOR SUBVERSION
Three new articles are introduced in the Penal Code: “Promotion of subversive activities”, “Training for carrying out subversive activities”, “Organization of a subversive community and participation in it”.
The first is about inducing, recruiting, arming or financing sabotage. They are punished with life imprisonment in a colony plus a fine of up to one million rubles.
The second article – up to 20 years for training in the preparation of sabotage. But you can avoid responsibility entirely by voluntarily giving yourself up and “help solve the crime.”
Third: for the leadership of a sabotage community, they will give up to 20 years in a colony or even life imprisonment. Participants face from 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 500 thousand rubles.
MORATORIUM ON THE COLLECTION OF DEBTS FROM SVO PARTICIPANTS
A law “on the suspension of legal proceedings against the mobilized and volunteers participating in the hostilities” was approved.
These are not criminal cases, but civil or administrative cases. If a volunteer or mobilized person owes someone money or has not paid a fine, then there is no need to pay money for the duration of participation in the NWO.
True, there are two exceptions: alimony is still collected, and if a soldier paid compensation for damages in connection with the death of the breadwinner before the special operation, then this will have to be done further.
LIMITATION OF MESSENGERS
The law “On information, information technologies and information protection” has been amended. Now, when providing public services, fulfilling a government order, you cannot use foreign couriers if you need to transfer personal data or payment documents.
This applies to both Telegram and WhatsApp.
AND BRIEFLY ABOUT OTHER LAWS:
– NWO volunteers and mobilizers are exempt from liability for an expired permit for civilian products.
– Departmental security is allowed to shoot down drones.
– Lenders were required to inform new borrowers of their maximum borrowing limit (the ratio of monthly payments to income). If a person has more than half of their income to repay the loan, they will be notified in writing of the risks.