But the Federation Council did not ban the iPhone
Federation Council Chairman Valentina Matviyenko said that the iPhone and other Apple devices definitely cannot be used for official purposes from the point of view of state security.
Why abandon the iPhone, of course. At the very least, they definitely cannot be used for official purposes, because our non-partners are already listening to the whole world. This has long been proven, no one denies that there is such a possibility. From the point of view of state and personal security, of course, this already poses a certain threat.
Valentina Matvienko added that Russia needs to continue to develop domestic industrial production, including the production of smartphones, in order to completely abandon Western gadgets.
the head of the Federation Council said that the iPhone threatens state security
Both the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Digital Development are engaged in this. They must be competitive both in quality and price. And with the right accompaniment.
She added that there are no bans on the use of the iPhone in the Federation Council, with the exception of closed events: “Whether someone has an iPhone or not, it does not matter, because we usually hold open meetings. But when closed meetings are held, where a certain secrecy is required, of course, it is forbidden to bring in any phones, not just iPhones.”
Earlier, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia banned customs officers from using Apple products for official purposes . The Ministry of Education of Russia has banned its employees from using iPhones and other Apple devices in the workplace from July 18, 2023. Last week, employees of all Rostec organizations were banned from using iPhones and other Apple equipment for official purposes . The Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia has officially confirmed that employees of the department will be prohibited from using iPhone smartphones for work correspondence from July 17.