Kazakhstan expects mass fingerprinting


24.04.12.Kazahstantsev waiting massive action to fingerprint. It is also proposed to oblige citizens to share information about their blood group, iris, phone number, the presence of movable property and other information. This is stated in the draft law "On Personal Data", which the government has recently introduced to the Majilis.

Kazakhstan already attempted introduction of fingerprinting citizens. A similar bill the government offered in December 2001. But amid strong criticism of human rights the government abandoned the idea. And 11 years later, it came back again.

At the request of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" the document said some rules Majilis deputy head of the working group on the draft law Nurlan Abdirov.

— Nurlan Mazhitovich, after reading the bill, it seems that the only purpose — to launch a collection of biometric data of Kazakhstan, and in the first instance, a fingerprint of the population. Do you agree?

— Let's start with the fact that Kazakhstan does not go ahead of the rest in this regard. Issues of human identification will always be relevant. Was it possible to imagine a few years ago that a person's identity can be determined on the basis of genetic studies of its essence? Today it is a reality. Second — unfortunately, along with the normal law-abiding citizens live side by side and those who are using fraudulent schemes, trying to put his hand in public or private property, or impersonate another, hiding from justice. This raises the question of establishing a data bank with the personal data of citizens, for example, in case of a dispute in the division of property rights.

The purpose of the bill is very clear. This is to protect human rights and freedoms in the processing of his personal data. In turn, the personal information in the draft law referred surname, first name, middle name (if available. — Ed.), Nationality, sex, date and place of birth, IIN, address, home address, phone number communications, document number, identification individual, family and social situation, the presence of real and personal property, education, profession, and you mentioned biometric personal data.

— In essence, it is a file for each person.

— Yes. I stress that the bill citizens can refuse to provide their personal data. Exceptions are 11 cases that are clearly spelled out. Personal data processing is possible without people's consent, when it comes to intelligence, counterintelligence and counter-terrorism, the operational-search activity, as well as information constituting state secrets, in the case of the prosecutor's office of supervisory powers, the protection of life, health or other legitimate interests.

I stress that the bill citizens can refuse to provide their personal data. Exceptions are 11 cases that are clearly defined 

In other words, there are the interests of the country, and here we are also not original. Every country, every society is trying to protect itself against certain threats.

— And personally, you are willing to share information about your movable and immovable property, your home phone number, as required by law?

— In Kazakhstan, there are other laws that govern the scope of citizens' personal data. For example, the right to publish information about their income — is a personal right of any state employee. And by the way, the practice in our country today is not uncommon. Another question, when attempts are made to obtain such information against the wishes of its owner. Of course, I have absolutely no desire to publish in open-source fully all the information, called the draft law "personal data." After all, I have a personal life and a life of my family, and it is related to the issues of its safety. But everything to do with my work, including a number of my business phone — this is no secret I do not.

The bill does not introduce specific responsibilities of agencies that will be responsible for the safety and integrity of the collected fingerprints. Where is the guarantee that there will be data loss?

— This bill has companion bill, which proposes a Code of Administrative Offences add Article 84-1 as follows: "The illegal use and distribution, the transfer of personal data an individual subject to a fine for individuals, government officials, entrepreneurs, large business entities "and other categories of persons. The second paragraph of this article provides large administrative fines for illegal use, distribution, and transmission of personal data of an individual with the use of automation. We agree in a working group with the proposed size of government sanctions or not — this is not to say I can not.

— Your prediction — whether to approve such a controversial bill the Majilis, and whether the law passed by the Parliament at all?

— The bill closely to Article 18 of Kazakhstan's Constitution, which states that everyone has the right to respect for private life, personal and family secrets, protection of honor and dignity. Under this constitutional standard, the most secure in the state of information, along with information classified as state secret, should be information on the private life of a person. Therefore, such a bill had come, it was developed according to the plan of legislative activity of the Government of Kazakhstan in 2012.

I hope that the working group, which will discuss the document, will meet experienced, educated professionals, and with their help, the law will be brought to the stage of making his parliament.


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