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Illegal distribution of data about personal life in Russia

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«When you post a video or photo with a person (citizen) who did not give you consent, you may be committing a crime under Article 137 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation».
Criminal lawyer Vasily Georgievich Tarasenko.

In connection with the development of Internet technologies, uploading videos or photos to the Internet has become easier than ever.

But when there is a person (citizen) on a video recording or photograph who did not give consent to public dissemination, and these photos and videos are associated with personal life (and not professional activity), these actions form a crime under Article 137 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. Such crimes fall under the jurisdiction of the Investigative Committee (IC).

An important point, if a video or photo posted on the Internet was taken in the process of providing services to the victims, that is, in the workplace, then in this case the composition will not be formed.

Our lawyers have repeatedly defended both the victims (whose personal data were disseminated) and the accused, who (sometimes accidentally, but more often with intent) posted information about their personal lives in the media.

Such information often becomes images of citizens on video recordings in case of any quarrels, conflicts. Sometimes - these are screenshots of the correspondence in the Vatsap (Whatsapp), Viber (Viber) messengers posted on the Internet with the author's photos attached. There are times when former life partners post their own home videos in the nude.

Therefore, one must understand that any of these actions may lead to prosecution.

If on the Internet or anywhere else data is disseminated about you, then you need to submit an application to the investigative committee.

I would also like to note that if you really want to bring the culprit to justice, then you need to take care of the evidence in advance: take screenshots of the pages, but it is better to contact a notary for drawing up a protocol for examining the Internet page. The latter will examine the pages, take a screenshot and give you a protocol, which can then be attached to the verification materials
All this must be done in case the culprit decides to delete the information before the investigator sees and records this information.

The application can be submitted to the investigative committee either by mail or in person at the reception.

After submitting an application, a decision by law enforcement agencies must be made within one month from the date of application.

If after a month you have received a decision to refuse to initiate a criminal case, you have the right to appeal against it to the prosecutor's office or court.

If the application is made against you, then you will need a Russian criminal lawyer who has experience in defense in cases related to Internet technologies and mass communications.

Our Russian lawyers in Moscow and Kemerovo, and in particular, I have developed "action plans" in both situations.

Therefore, if you need the help of a criminal lawyer in the case of protecting personal and family secrets, you can contact our law office.

Tel: +7 909 961-19-09
Visit us: Moscow, Zubovskiy bulvar, building 4, room 308

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