MOSCOW, February 16 – RIA Novosti. A group of deputies submitted to the State Duma a bill proposing fines of up to 200 thousand rubles or up to two years in prison for disseminating data from security officials and their relatives obtained using their official position, the document was published in the electronic database of the lower house of parliament.
Changes are proposed in Articles 183 and 320 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The authors of the bill were deputies Vasily Piskarev, Ernest Valeev, Anatoly Vyborny, Nikolai Petrunin and Viktor Kidyaev.
“Disclosure of information about security measures applied to an official of a law enforcement or regulatory body, as well as his relatives, if this act was committed by a person to whom this information was entrusted or became known in connection with his official activities, is punishable by a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles or in the amount of wages or other income of the convicted person for a period of up to 18 months, or compulsory labor for up to 480 hours, or restraint of liberty for up to 2 years, or arrest for up to four months, “the document says.
Also, the draft proposes in Article 183 of the Criminal Code to prescribe criminal liability for illegally gaining access to commercial or banking secrets through bribery or blackmail. The current version of this article provides for punishment for the collection of information constituting commercial, tax or banking secrets, “by stealing documents, bribery or threats, as well as in any other illegal way.” The parliamentarians propose to expand the list of punishable methods of such information, supplementing it with deception, blackmail and coercion.
In the explanatory note, the authors note that the “practice of unauthorized publication”, including on the network, of information about facts, events, and the circumstances of the private life of law enforcement officials, including information allowing their personal data to be determined, is currently expanding.
The Russian government supported the initiative.