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Blogger who reported car accident involving top Gazprombank manager requests prosecutor to open case into disclosure of personal data

posted 28 May 2012, 06:59 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 28 May 2012, 07:27 ]
25 May 2012

On the evening of 25 May Svetlana Robenkova lodged a petition with the prosecutor of Moscow, Sergei Kudeneev, requesting that a investigation be opened into the disclosure her full name, date of birth and registered address, and that those responsible be brought to justice.

On 18 May the administrator of the blog, which is run on behalf of Gazprombank Vice President Alexander Schmidt, published a copy of Gazprombank's motion to initiate criminal proceedings against Robenkova. The document is in the public domain and cites the blogger's personal data, including her surname, first name, patronymic, date of birth and the full address of her registered place of residence, reports an Open Information Agency correspondent. Agora Human Rights Association Agora is representing the interests of Svetlana Robenkova. The human rights defenders point out that, "The publication of these data on the internet constitutes dissemination as an intentional act disclosing personal data to an undefined group of people." [Read more]

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