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“Act of oblivion” finally adopted and will be effective from 1 January 2016

The state Duma in the third reading adopted the law on the removal of false information on the application of citizens, reports Rbc. The law should enter into force on 1 January 2016.

The law on the “right to oblivion” online state Duma adopted on Friday. In the third reading voted for the document 379 deputies, two against and no abstentions, it was. The law should enter into force on 1 January, according to the authors of the bill, this period is the most adequate.

“This is a quite realistic time. We have developed an acceptable law that needs to create a comfortable environment for all. It will be possible to eradicate the phenomenon of Internet humiliation,” said the MP from the faction “Fair Russia” Leonid Levin.

The first version of the bill was adopted on first reading on June 16. After that, the law has received numerous complaints, including from representatives of the Internet companies. One of the main disadvantages cited was the need of removal of reliable information published over three years ago.

The second reading of the bill has received 32 amendments, which were adopted on 14. So, the applicant will be required to specify the links that you want to remove from search results for some reason (previously only cause). In addition, the search engines don’t have to remove accurate, but outdated information. Now it is “irrelevant, obsolete for the applicant by subsequent events or actions of the applicant”. The application review period was increased from 3 to 10 days.

The applicant also will be required to provide proof of the irrelevance of the information, the link to which he wants to delete. So, the official will be able to remove a link to information about themselves only after the service, he will be required to provide appropriate document. Delete information on committed crimes, if the period of liability has not expired, the user will not be able.

“The law on the right to oblivion” involves the ability to remove from the issuance of any search engine information about yourself that outdated spoils the reputation or untrue. For example, it may be a message about petty crime that was committed many years ago, links to homemade porn, laid out for revenge, slander, mocking photos and data with gross errors.

In the event of failure of the search engine to remove a link citizen can go to court. Claims on termination of distribution of links may be brought in the court of the place of residence of the plaintiff.

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