MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The state Duma gave Apple a period of 25 April to eliminate inaccuracies in the mapping of the geographical origin of the Crimea and Sevastopol in the Maps app. This was reported by the press service of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption.
Thursday took place the meeting of the head Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskareva and Chairman of the Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Leonid Levin from the Director of open company “eppl Rus” Vitaly Moroz’ko. He was invited to the state Duma after the data that the Maps app on Apple devices the territorial affiliation of the two regions of the Russian Federation is incorrect.
“Companies were given until 25 April to eliminate all inaccuracies in the display of geographic objects in accordance with the Constitution and the legislation of the Russian Federation”, — said the press service of the Committee. Moroz’ko informed the parliamentarians that the company proactively turned to Apple Inc. with a request to bring software products in accordance with the Russian legislation, despite the fact that “eppl Rus” “not responsible for the content of programs, and these issues are dealt with directly by the Corporation.”
According to the Director “eppl Rus”, currently in the Maps of the Crimean settlements are shown as the territory of Russia. “However, inaccuracies and omissions, the recognition of Vitaly Moroz’ko, applications still have to address them need additional time”, — stated in the release.
Piskarev has declared that it has reached “agreement on the elimination of all defects until April 25, after which MPs will meet with its representatives”. “Compliance with the Russian legislation is obligatory for all enterprises, institutions and organizations that operate in our territory. Exceptions can not be, we will carefully monitor the situation and fulfil Apple’s requirements of the Russian legislation in full”, — said the politician.
“In the context of globalization and the penetration of mobile and network technologies necessary to monitor the equality of rights of users regardless of their location,” said for its part Levin. In his words, “a constructive dialogue between public authorities and businesses have yielded positive results.” Representatives of the “eppl Rus” were invited to join the expert Council of the Committee on information policy, information technologies and communication to participate in development of legislative solutions in the ICT sector.
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