The Russian Ministry of Digital Affairs has developed a bill that will establish a number of cases in which biometric data will be collected from taxi and car-sharing drivers. The document was published on Saturday, August 7, on the portal of draft regulations.
“Cases of collection and processing of biometric personal data are: identification of taxi drivers; identification of drivers of vehicles provided for short-term (up to 24 hours) lease on the basis of per-minute tariffication to individuals (car sharing), ”the text of the document says.
The relevant law is planned to be adopted by January 1, 2022.
On June 3, the head of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Savelyev, said that the department expects to introduce a biometric system for identifying passengers on air, railway and public transport by 2024.
The Ministry of Finance in February prepared a bill on the creation in Russia of a register of state and commercial organizations that will have access to the EBS.
The unified biometric system was launched in 2018. Banks and insurance companies entered in the register gained access to the data. Rostelecom is responsible for it, the list will be publicly available at bio.rt.ru.