Russian banks will be able to find out information about the owner of the phone number by querying the data providers. The relevant law is proposed to develop a subgroup of “Internet+Finance” working group at presidential administration of the Russian Federation, Izvestia reports, citing the Deputy Director of the Institute for the development of the Internet and a member of this subgroup Ekaterina Lobanov.
“The Bank needs to obtain the status of the client from the network operator to prevent fraud. This can be information about changing SIM-cards, the presence of lock, the geolocation of the device. Roskomnadzor in the framework of current legislation forbids everyone to do it,” she said.