Fine Increase In Personal Data Processing: The President signed the law of 07.02.2017 No. 13-FZ, which increased the penalty for improper processing of personal data. From 01.07.2017, the amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation with regard to punishment for violations in the area of personal data processing will take effect. The new law provides for different penalties depending on the type of violation. In the absence of written consent for processing – from 15 000 rubles (approx. 240 euro) to 75 000 rubles (approx. 1 200 euro); when personal data are processed in violation of the purposes they were collected for – from 30 000 rubles (approx. 480 euro) to 50 000 rubles (approx. 800 euro); when data were not corrected, blocked or destroyed, although the person required this – from 25 000 rubles (approx. 400 euro) to 45 000 rubles (approx. 720 euro); when the operator did not ensure the safety of personal data, and this led to their spread or destruction – from 25 000 rubles (approx. 400 euro) to 50 000 rubles (approx. 800 euro). The legislator also specified that the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) now has the right to make protocols on such violations itself.
The Head Of Occupational Safety And Health Department In A Company Does Not Apply To Officials, And Cannot Be Held Accountable In An Administrative Offense: According to the Letter of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Russia of 26.12.2016 No. 15-2 / ??G- 4698, the head of an occupational safety and health department in a company is not considered to be its official, and cannot be held accountable in an administrative offense. Legislation punishes officials who carry out organizational, administrative or administrative-economic functions. Therefore, only a director will be fined for health and safety violations. This position is highly controversial and probably will be contested by employers.