Roscomnadzor recognized “the fake” accounts in social networks against the law on personal data




Fake accounts in social networks violate the law on personal data, said Roscomnadzor. In case of violation of the agency recommends that users contact the administrator of the site with the requirement to remove the account.


“When the personal data of another person, whether the name and photograph of him used to create account” fakes “that has been a violation of the law, since the purpose of its creation can not be recognized as socially significant,” – said in a statement Roskomnadzora.

Agency to justify its position that the “rules for the use of most popular social networking sites (eg, VKontakte) suggest Compliance Policy” real names “, says RBC . And in the event that an appeal with the requirement to remove the fake account using his data will be ignored administration platform, it can safely handle a complaint with the Roskomnadzor.

Just three hours posted on the social network “VKontakte” statement Roskomnadzora gathered about 150 comments. Many users are interested in the words of the social significance of the accounts and the way it can be determined in a particular case. In response, representatives of Roskomnadzor referred to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations. “Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everything is written in detail. The image of man there is presented as socially important “- wrote the representative office.

Ensued between commentators debate about whether the publication means of the communication that fall under the ban accounts using pseudonyms, although it is worth noting that the text refers only to the use of personal data of the individual.


Press secretary Vadim Roskomnadzora Ampelonsky explained that the regulator sees a violation of the law on personal data, which is a question of fact for what purposes you can use the data without the consent of their respective owners. It is possible, for example, in “socially significant” purposes, and Roskomnadzor did not think that fake accounts created with this intention.

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