In the state Duma introduced a law banning civil servants to use some of the phones and instant messengers


MOSCOW, November 17. The Deputy of the state Duma from the CPRF Vadim Soloviev proposes to prohibit civil servants to use some search engines on the Internet, instant messengers and phones through which they can monitor foreign intelligence. The corresponding bill introduced in the state Duma.

The document, posted in the Duma’s electronic database, contains amendments to the law “On state civil service of the Russian Federation”. It embodied a list of restrictions for the employees it proposes to add a paragraph prohibiting “use of the software product or the technical means of communication that can be used for unauthorized access to confidential information or proprietary information”. The list of such software and technical means of communication determined by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, specified in the bill.

The introduction of this initiative Soloviev explains that civil servants “are widely used software products (for example, some Internet search engines or instant messengers to send messages) and technical communications (e.g. some models of phones) by which foreign intelligence is relatively easy to obtain confidential information and proprietary information”. “The establishment of the prohibition for civil servants to use such software and technical means of communication, will significantly improve the security of confidential information and proprietary information,” he said.