Media Intervention Plan on New approaches to personal data
The human right to protect personal information is one of the fundamental rights in the modern information world. The methods of its processing with the use of technical means and their vulnerability make it possible to access to confidential information of third parties, which can cause damage to the individual and her interests.
Personal data is spreading faster and faster due to advent and development of technology. In a contemporary modern digital reality, such information can be used against a person. Therefore, states around the world are trying to ensure the protection of the personal data of their citizens.
In many countries, for example, in Canada, Australia, Argentina, companies that have access to personal data of citizens are required to store them on the territory of the country.
In this context, it can be confidently stated that the requirements of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Personal Data" allow to unify the norms for storing personal data of citizens in the Republic of Uzbekistan, which not only ensures the security of personal data of citizens, but also stimulates the further development of the IT-industry.
At the beginning of last year, all owners and operators of personal data, both domestic and foreign, were informed of the need to ensure compliance with the requirements of Article 271 of the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On Personal Data" when processing personal data of citizens.
Most of the companies that received letters and prescriptions, correctly and adequately perceived the essence of the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and at the moment, the authorized bodies, together with many global IT-companies, are working purposefully to assist and assist in resolving issues of placing their technical means of processing personal data of citizens on the territory of the republic.
As a result, currently the database of personal data of some foreign companies is already localized on the territory of the republic.
In accordance with the current procedure for processing personal data of citizens of the republic, a systematic work is underway to improve the relevant laws and regulatory documents in this direction, taking into account public opinion and foreign experience.
In particular, the relevant ministries and departments in Uzbekistan are currently working to create conditions for free access to foreign social networks and messengers on the territory of the republic. This is an important step towards liberalizing the rules defining the use of personal data, and, first of all - access to them.