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 Yanukovych May Instigate the Emergence of Personal Data Black Market

EDAPS (ID making corporation) management is one step away from gaining total control over strictly accountable document production in Ukraine for a long time as well as issuing documents to tens of millions of Ukrainians.

According to the article of Yuryy Butusov "Hrytsak SwaysYanukovych to Passport Scam?", the law on Demographic Registerpassed by Verkhovna Rada contemplates the creation of the singleinformation telecommunication system that will contain allinformation about a person with civil rights in Ukraine and hispersonal bio-metric data contained in the electronic chip.

"It seems that it is a good idea that complies with the Europeanstandards of passport production but the problem with the law onDemographic Register is that the financial schemes of robbing thecitizens which are input in the mechanism of passport productionand sale. And the fact that access to confidential personal data ofcitizens is gained by a commercial entity headed by people withcriminal past, 'heroes' of numerous corruption scandals in Ukraineand abroad," writes the author.

Thus, the author notes that if the head of state signs this law itwill mean the following:

- Yanukovych decided to completely entrust the production ofstrictly accountable documents to EDAPS consortium instead of thestate;

- the state loses 960 million of budget funds spent on purchasingand installing the equipment for the production of strictlyaccountable documents in the Ukraine Printing and Publishing;

- EDAPS will gain the ability to further increase the price forstrictly accountable forms;

- complete database on all Ukrainian citizens will be in the handsof a commercial entity which may lead to the creation of the datablack market.

The journalist concludes that "at that, in signing the Presidentdoes not take into account the protests and objections of relatedministries and agencies - the Ministry of Justice, the PresidentialAdministration, and the Committee on Economic Reforms."

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n220315