1.1. Depersonalization of Data as a Way to Protect the Rights of Citizens and Stimulate Business Development

Tuesday, May 18
13:30 - 14:30

Channel 2
Live Stream

Track: 1. Smart Society
Round Table

Data can be viewed as building blocks that are used to develop new technologies such as artificial intelligence, improve existing services, make algorithms smarter, and develop the digital economy.

Greater use of data could lead to 0.3% of Russia's GDP growth by 2024, amounting to 1.3 trillion rubles. The estimated market volume could reach 300 billion by 2024.

Big data processing makes a significant contribution to technical progress in the key areas of social life and is conducive to the emergence of new markets and business models. The development of this industry will create a large number of attractive jobs, increase revenues and improve the efficiency of traditional industries such as trade and mining.

Leading data players in the market are actively developing various mechanisms to optimize their data-driven businesses and build new lines of business using algorithms and data.

Such projects require legislative incentives.

The current legislation contains a number of barriers to data processing, including restrictions on access to government data that is not restricted information.

For removing such barriers, it is proposed to define a legal regime for anonymous (fully depersonalized) data, which irreversibly lost its connection with a specific physical person. In this case, data can be processed freely outside the legal regime of personal data, subject to acceptable methods of depersonalization that may be established at the enabling legislation level.

Replacing personal data with synthetic depersonalized identifiers will minimize the risks to citizens in the event of leaks or other unauthorized access to data. All businesses aim to minimize the collection and storage of personal data, as it is a big risk for commercial organizations that protect their own databases.

Free use of fully anonymized data will also create incentives for business development by allowing various companies to enrich each other's data and form data lakes and sandboxes.

For the state, solving the problems of regulation in the field of data management will mean increasing the national competitiveness of all industries through the interface of advanced technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of things, machine learning, and others.

The round table will address the following questions:

  • development factors of big data and artificial intelligence, impeding regulatory and administrative barriers;
  • depersonalization of data as a factor in protecting and minimizing data processing;
  • using depersonalized data as a business development factor in big data analytics;
  • methods of data depersonalization;
  • major directions for establishment of legislation aimed at comprehensive regulation of relations in the field of data;
  • major directions for development of legislation in the field of collection, transfer, storage, processing, and providing access to data sets;
  • using big data for development of artificial intelligence technologies;
  • industry standards for collection, storage and processing of industrial data, rules and standards for the exchange of industrial data, including between industries; access to industrial data;
  • non-discriminatory business access to government data, formation of principles and standards for access to government data; and
  • issues in the regulation of various types of privileged information.


Anna Serebryanikova

President of the Big Data Association


Anna is the President of the Big Data Association, Deputy general director of USM Management she is in charge of digital projects and interaction with the government authorities, Head of the working group 'Information Infrastructure' of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Digital Economy, Founder of nlogic.

Since September 2018 she has been the President of the Big Data Association, the main goal of the BDA is creating conditions for the development of the market and big data technologies in Russia while respecting the interests of citizens, business and the state.

In December 2018, she joined the USM Management. Up to this point, from 2016 to December 2018, , Anna was the Chief Operating Officer of MegaFon, responsible for infrastructure development, innovative development of the company, implementation of the digital economy program, and testing of new technologies.

Anna is also the founder and managing partner of the tech company nlogic, which develops solutions based on artificial intelligence technologies, a member of the Board of GLONASS UNION, a member of the Board of Directors of the Media and Communication Union of Russia, a co-chairman of the Committee on the Digital Economy of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and a member of the Expert Council under the State Duma Committee on information policy, information technology and communications.

Anna worked at MegaFon from 2006 to 2018 and went from chief lawyer to chief operating officer. Prior to joining the company, from 1998 to 2004, Ms. Serebryanikova worked at the Non-Profit Foundation for Enterprise Restructuring under the Ministry of Finance of Russia, as well as at the international law firm J.P. Galmond & Co.

Anna Serebryanikova is one of the key persons in the development and implementation of big data and artificial intelligence technologies in Russia and a recognized expert in the field of digitalization of business and economy. As the Head of the working group 'Information Infrastructure' of the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization Digital Economy, Anna leads the joint activities of business and government representatives to implement the digital program of the Government of the Russian Federation. Author of numerous articles, speaker at major industry forums and conferences.

Anna graduated with honors the Faculty of Law of Moscow State University, received her Master of Laws degree from the University of Manchester (UK). She is the author of the Master's course "Information Law" at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, validated by the University of Manchester.


Alexander Bogdanov

Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor at the Department of Fundamental Informatics and Distributed Systems, Saint Petersburg State University

Ruslan Ibragimov

Vice President for Government Relations & PR, PJSC MTS

Irina Levova

Director for Strategic Projects, Internet Research Institute

Tatyana Matveyeva

The Head of the Department of the President of the Russian Federation for the Application of Information Technologies and the Development of Electronic Democracy

Anna Popova

Vice President, PJSC SBERBANK

Dmitry Ter-Stepanov

Deputy Director General, Regulatory Affairs Director, Digital Economy

Milos Vagner

Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor

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