The State Duma in the first reading adopted a bill allowing to hide information about security officials and judges
The State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill allowing to hide information about judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and members of their families.
The document makes it impossible to issue information about such people from address bureaus, passport offices and traffic police databases – including property information. The only exceptions are the investigation of criminal cases, checking for corruption or personal consent of a person to publish information.
The bill was introduced on December 8. Its authors believe that the unauthorized publication of information about the circumstances of the private life of security officials “negatively affects the exercise of their powers, interferes with justice and the fight against crimes.”
The document will apply to judges, prosecutors, employees of the FSB, the Investigative Committee, the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Foreign Intelligence Service, the National Guard, bailiffs and some categories of military personnel.
The current legislation provides only for the possibility of introducing a temporary ban on the dissemination of personal data of security officials – in the event of a security threat in connection with official activities.