The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has offered to keep the prints of Russians until they die or reach 100 years of age. The corresponding draft law has been posted on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.
It is proposed to amend Article 13 of the Federal Law “On State Fingerprint Registration in the Russian Federation”. We are talking about fingerprints of Russians “subject to state fingerprint registration.”
The department explains the need to increase the storage time in the databases of fingerprints with a trend towards an increase in the number of Russians over 80 years old, since upon reaching this age, the likelihood of diseases that can lead to memory loss increases.
In November 2020, it was announced the intention of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to create a centralized bank of biometric data of Russians and foreigners within three years. It will allow you to identify them by facial images and fingerprints. It is noted that this technology will also make it possible to determine the identity of a person or an unidentified body using genomic information by interacting with the combined search federal identification system.