Digital Devices Sold in Russia After July 2020 Must Have Russian Software Installed

Amendments to Russian consumer protection law require installation of local software on digital devices to be sold in Russia after July 2020. The Russian government will publish lists of the digital devices covered by the new requirements and local software that is approved by the government. Experts believe that computers, smartphones and smart TVs will likely be named among such digital devices.

The amendments were signed into law on December 2, 2019, and will come into force on July 1, 2020.

All companies selling any digital devices in Russia would be well advised to keep a close watch on further developments in this area.