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Senator: 5% of GDP should be spent on securing personal data on the Internet

posted 11 Feb 2013, 08:41 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Feb 2013, 08:41 ]
4 February 2013

On 4 February a roundtable "Towards a Safer Internet" took place, during which a member of the Federation Council, Ruslan Gattarov, put forward the proposal that service providers should be forced to provide information about the availability of parental control systems. 

Ruslan Gattarov, a member of the Federation Council Committee for Science, Education, Culture and Information Policy, said there was a need to create a "comprehensive policy document" on cyber security. 

The senator cited the example of Great Britain, where "judges preside over both ordinary and cyber crimes, and the security services and the police are involved in ensuring security." 

Gattarov is calling for amendments to be introduced to the law on personal data, and that in his view 5% of GDP should be spent on ensuring the security of personal data. He is also calling for fines to be increased for losses of personal data. 

"We have developed a draft law which obliges Internet service providers to tell people about different parental control systems," Regnum cites the senator as saying.