Urals Customs Administration

Chelyabinsk customs prevented waste paper containing personal data from leaving the country

Published: March 26, 2024 08:21

An additional vehicle with waste paper was detained by inspectors of the mobile group of Chelyabinsk customs together with officers of the Border Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Chelyabinsk region. The paper waste was traveling from Yekaterinburg to Kyrgyzstan. During the inspection of documents and the contents of the cargo compartment of the truck it was found that the transported goods contained copies of documents, including those containing personal data

“One of the tasks in the implementation of the inspection of compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation in order to fulfill the functions assigned to the customs authorities is to prevent the export of personal data of Russians abroad. In 2024, mobile groups of Chelyabinsk customs revealed 3 vehicles loaded with 66 tons of paper products. Customs officers scrupulously analyze the waste paper moved across the border to exclude possible attempts to leak citizens’ data,” explained Denis Tsymbal, Head of the Customs Control Service after the release of goods of Chelyabinsk Customs

On this fact, printed materials containing personal data were seized and sent to Roskomnadzor to make a decision on the offenders according to the competence. The vehicle with the cargo was returned to the Russian Federation


Documents containing personal data marked as “For official use”, as well as those containing restricted information, must be destroyed by the operator by mechanical shredding (shredding) or in any other way that prevents the possibility of restoring the content of the documents.

Anastasia Nikolaeva, press secretary of the Chelyabinsk Customs