LAW: Personal data of Russian citizens is protected by the Federal Law “On the Personal data” #152-FZ dated 07.26.2007. Unless it was published on the Internet or printed media, personal data can’t be collected or analyzed without written permission of the Subject. Debates follow application of this Law since the date of its publication, but main rules are simple:
- “If you wish to make pre-employment screening of your applicant – take a written permission to check his personal data”
- “If you wish to have your employees under control, add the disclaimer to the Labor agreement that personal data of employee can be regular screened by internal audit department or sub-contractor of the company”
That’s all for today. Next post will be about the data and informational sources for pre-employmant screening in Russia.