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In the state Duma introduced a bill on the purchase of SIM cards using biometrics

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In the state Duma introduced a bill on the purchase of SIM cards using biometrics

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the Russians will be able to buy a SIM card from any mobile operator via the Internet using personal biometric data, said the bill introduced in the state Duma, reports TASS.

“the Bill proposes to introduce an additional method of conclusion of contracts on rendering of services of mobile telephone communications via the Internet with the use of information technologies designed for processing biometric personal data and information necessary for the conclusion of such contracts. Features procedures are provided for in the rules of rendering of telephone communication services”, – stated in the annotation to the draft law.

the Author of this initiative was the Deputy Minister for digital development, communications and mass communications of Russia Lyudmila Bokova.

She said that the conclusion of the contract on rendering of communication services in a new format, the subscriber will have to install on your phone special software, which will be held on the recognition pages of the passport of the person, and made his picture.

“the information Obtained will be real-time transmitted to the operator. SIM card will be blocked to the entry of subscriber information received through the software, database operator,” – said Bokova.

In the accompanying documents to the bill States that in case of remote conclusion of the contract and subject to the limitations of information systems of the authorities, will be used and additional methods of verification of data about subscribers. For example, information on the payer received from banks and other lending institutions.

in addition, she added that this proposal would allow citizens to enter into contracts for the use of communication services anywhere in the world, and the method of identification can be used for other significant actions.

At the moment to conclude the contract on rendering of communication services is possible only in written the form in the office of the mobile operator or through the Internet using an electronic signature.

Earlier it became known that the Russian operators of cellular communication will create a system of remote authentication of subscribers. It implies a built-in smart module that will allow you to connect to different operators and tariffs without replacing the SIM card. The new method will speed up the introduction of Russian virtual “simok”.

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