Aksakov said that not developing the project on identification by SIM card

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoreceptor Committee of the State Duma on the financial market Anatoly Aksakov. Archival photoAksakov said that not developing the project on identification by SIM card© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov said that it plans to develop and submit to the state Duma a draft law on the identification of SIM cards.

Previously, the newspaper «Izvestia» reported that Aksakov has told about the intention to initiate a bill according to which the SIM card will become full-fledged identity of the individual citizen. Changes supposedly are to be made to one or more of the existing laws — «On communication», «On banks and banking activity», «On counteraction to legalization and laundering of income obtained by criminal means and financing of terrorism».

«It’s not my idea, I just asked how I feel about her, and I said that it was okay,» — said the Deputy of RIA Novosti, commenting on the publication.

He explained that the idea is to create an electronic passport, which can be used as a payment card and as ID and a social card. «Well, obviously, it can be a SIM card in order to conduct electronic conversations. Plus to protect it to block because if the person lost the SIM card or to steal it from him, this can be exploited to obtain financial services,» he explained.

Thus Aksakov said he did not support the replacement of passports SIM-cards. «To the SIM card has become the passport is there, and that the electronic passport can function as a SIM card — Yes, but at the voluntary desire,» — said the Deputy.