IT companies want to reduce the amount of data that is transferred to the Moscow mayor's office

IT-associations "Russoft", APKIT and ARPP "Otechestvenny soft" proposed to revise the list of personal data

remote employees that employers in Moscow must transfer to the city authorities.

Company representatives said that without consentemployees, they cannot collect data and transfer it to third parties, except in special cases provided for by laws. The mayor's decree does not apply to them, the letter says. Moreover, if the employee refuses to provide information about himself, the organization will be responsible for this.

Associations believe employers needexempt from the mandatory provision of vehicle numbers, mobile phones, Troika and Strelka cards, social cards and some other data of employees.

The letter from the IT associations says that the data,that the Moscow authorities collect about remote workers are personal, it is illegal to collect and transmit this data without the consent of its owner, except in cases specified by law. Sobyanin's decree does not apply to such cases, the authors of the letter noted.

The City Hall is using the situation with the coronavirus both in the spring and now to build a system of control and management of residents.

Nikolay Komlev, executive director of APKIT

The press service of the RF Ministry of Digital Affairs reported that the letterassociations received and reviewed. According to the ministry, the information requested by the Moscow authorities can indeed be classified as personal data. The press service added that on the basis of the law "On personal data", the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin on granting the heads of regions the authority to establish a special procedure for movement, personal data can be processed without the consent of their owner.

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