Ministry of Communications wants to ban officials use iCloud




The Ministry of Communications Mass Communications of the Russian Federation proposes to prohibit state agencies to use foreign cloud services. In the case of the adoption of the law officials to January 1, 2016 will not be able to use iCloud and Google Drive.

Office has prepared amendments to the law “On Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information.” According to the document, in working order employees of state institutions should only use the services of domestic development of infrastructure in the country.

In the case of adoption of this law, state agencies will not be able to store and edit documents in popular cloud services to foreign companies Apple, Google, Microsoft and others.

In September, members of parliament suggested to accelerate the entry into force of the law , which requires foreign companies to store personal data on Russian servers. Personal data of citizens will be obliged to keep in Russia from January 1, 2015. Thus, Apple, Google, Facebook and other companies will either have to move their databases to servers located in the Russian Federation, or exposing them to block in our country.

According to parliamentarians, now many Russian services and data centers are located in Russia, so it makes no sense to wait 2016. No threat to the social networks and companies supposedly will not be – the law provides for the provision of their lease server space, as well as permission to build their own data centers in Russia.

Recall that in August, Apple has reached an agreement with China Telecom about storing user data on the server capacity in China. All the data storage which enables the Chinese operator, encrypted, as well as in other data centers around the world.

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