The head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Shadayev, called for the use of Russian instant messengers for banking services.
MOSCOW, March 15 – RIA Novosti. The head of the department, Maksut Shadayev, said that the Ministry of Digital Transformation does not plan to restrict the use of foreign instant messengers for personal communication in the Russian Federation, but believes that some services, such as banking services, should work only on Russian sites. said in the State Duma.
“We do not want to limit the work of foreign journalists in any way to personal messages and communication. However, there are still some areas where we will insist on the priority of Russian journalists. For example, when talking about schools, communication between a country. Speaking at the meeting of the Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications, Shadayev, teacher and parents, together with students – it’s clear we want this to be a reliable Russian platform,” he said.
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“We also had a question about the implementation of all payment banking services based on the messenger. Here, too, the common position with the Central Bank is that it should only be with Russian messengers,” the minister said.
According to him, Russia has the opportunity to get a worthy alternative to foreign messengers in the form of VK Messenger. “We are already seeing good indications of its use. As the Ministry of Digital Development always says, we are in favor of competition, but it still needs to be regulated on certain sites,” Shadayev said.
At the end of December, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that, from March 1, 2023, limits the use of foreign messengers in the provision of public services by banks and state-owned enterprises and in the sale of services and goods. Therefore, banks cannot send payment documents, personal data of Russians, information about transfers and deposits through them. Connecting to foreign messengers and money transfer systems is prohibited.
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