Russia adopts digital profile bill

The State Duma, the Russian parliament’s lower house, passed a law creating a unified federal register of the country’s population. A citizen’s digital profile on the system will include their last name, first name, middle name, date of birth, citizenship and other information.

The details from the register will be made available to government agencies and notaries. The owner of the digital profile will also be able to access their data.

The system will allow for changing the data on digital profiles, but the procedure will include making an application to a relevant authority, RIA Novosti reports.

It will be possible to enter previously unaccounted information into the register. The president is yet to determine the authorities that will do it. Using the register will not be mandatory until after 2023.

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