The Russian government wants to replace Microsoft software with Russian software in its offices. The municipality of Moscow is the first place where Microsoft software is replaced, an anonymous American intelligence official told NBC News.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered the Cabinet of Ministers with the help of the Federal Security Service (FSB) to prepare draft legal acts on minimizing potential risks from the anti-terror bill by November 1.
According to the amendments to the federal law on personal data, which will enter into force on September 01, 2015, personal data operators will be required to keep personal data of Russian citizens in Russia. These amendments have given rise to many practical issues directly affecting IT companies, as well as their clients using cloud technology for data storage.
Russia’s communications ministry is against the initiative of barring the government from purchasing foreign software if there are two or more local analogues, Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said Tuesday during the Open Innovation investment forum.
Dentons has rated what it considers to be the most important changes to Russian legislation affecting IP, IT and Mass Communications in 2013. Among the law firm’s most important changes are provisions for the protection of IP as regards video piracy…
Russia’s Ministry of Communications has decided to help domestic IT companies experiencing staff shortages by making it easier for them to employ high-tech workers from the former republics of the USSR, reports Isvestia.