Legal & regulatory
Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree which describes the rules of unified identification and authorisation associated with the use of e-government services. The ESIA system, created in 2011-2012 by Rostelecom for ... more»
The Russian Duma has adopted a new law on electronic signatures, which will replace the previous one of January 2002. The new law will come into force after signing by the Russian President and official publication. ... more»
Russia has begun negotiations with the European Union on implementing the European directive on roaming, according to the Minister of Communications, Igor Shchegolev. An agreement is unlikely before 2012. However, ... more»
More than 100,000 e-terminals for accessing government services electronically are planned to be installed in the Russian regions by 2015, according to the Ministry of Communications. Already, 500 e-terminals are ... more»
The number of Internet users across Russia grew by 14% year on year in 2010 as a result of regional expansion, according to the research firm TNS. Currently, 59% of Russians over 12 years old access the Internet at least ... more»
The Russian mobile phone operators MTS, VimpelCom and Megafon are to be required by the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to inform their customers about price changes for international roaming services. In October ... more»
The Russian Ministry of Communications has taken over the provision of government accreditation of IT companies in Russia. This service was previously delivered by the Federal IT Agency. Accreditation in the IT sector ... more»
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