Central regions | Telecoms, media | Finance, business

Apple and company to be held accountable for Russian regulation?

4 Feb '20
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is considering an amendment to new Russian telecom sector regulation that would require that the U.S.’ largest operating systems (OS) developers—Apple, Google, and Microsoft—be held responsible alongside the manufacturers of smartphones, tablets and PCs for the pre-installation of Russian apps and programs on their products, the Russian business daily Kommersant reported, citing a source at FAS.

Also, the competition watchdog reportedly wants Apple, Google and Microsoft to enable complete deletion of all of their pre-installed software, including proprietary programs, at the full discretion of the customer, if that doesn’t disrupt a device’s operation.

On July 1, 2020, a new law will take effect in Russia which stipulates for pre-installed apps, except utility programs, to be fully deletable. It’s a two-stage process; Russian-made maps and search apps will have to be installed this year and anti-malware, government service apps, messengers and social networks next year.

Experts approached by Kommersant are sure the OS makers are unlikely to abide by the requirement as a money-losing practice, unless seriously sanctioned by the Russian state.
Publish in Twitter
Write to Facebook
Google Buzz
Write to LiveJournal
Show in MM
Share MK
Find Related Content


Tags: Google (9) / OS (5123) / Apple (5) / Federal Antimonopoly Service (35) / law (29) / Microsoft (28) / pre installation of Russian apps (0) /

Latest News: Central regions
24 Jun '22 | Technology & innovation
24 Jun '22 | Technology & innovation
23 Jun '22 | Technology & innovation
21 Jun '22 | Industry, manufacturing | Technology & innovation

Feature stories

25 May '22
From enhancing the properties of existing materials...
29 Apr '22
Scientists in St. Petersburg have come up with a new...
2 Mar '22
Scientists in Dubna have developed what they refer to...
Search (News archive - 22987)
Technology Scouting Solutions For Industry
Marchmont News

Latest News

24 Jun '22
A new device, developed by a Russian start-up and...
22 Jun '22
Russian researchers have come up with a new Si...
21 Jun '22
Engineers at Moscow-based MPEI University have...

Most read stories from last week

24 Jun '22
A new device, developed by a Russian start-up and...