Russian children want to ban iPhone

Russian children want to ban iPhone


Statement Zharova

The head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov said that Russia should discontinue the practice of identify users of the gadgets on the biometric parameters, if these users have not reached the age of majority. The announcement came at the conference “personal data Protection” held in Moscow.

“Today some manufacturers are serious on the implementation of voice authentication. Of course, it is necessary to ensure informed consent of users to that authentication completely eliminate the biometric identification of children and adolescents until they reach a capable age” — quoted Zharov information resource “RIA Novosti”.

Biometric identification by fingerprint is a standard procedure in the devices of many manufacturers until the cheap models. Some vendors, primarily Apple, are working to implement in their products the technologies of face recognition. An example is the FaceID system in the new iPhone X, the reliability of which is questioned. However, manufacturers retain the ability to unlock devices with a password. How it is possible to provide in Russia, the implementation of the ban on biometric identification of juveniles, Zharov said.

SIM card for children

In addition, Zharov believes that children and teenagers should use their phones special SIM card for the minors, and this rule should be fixed legislatively. According to the head of Roskomnadzor, now children all, without exception, use maps, was the parents.

The Head Of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov