In Russia, state agencies began to announce tenders for the destruction of Apple equipment

In Russia, state agencies began to announce tenders for the destruction of Apple equipment

Russian state authorities began to announce tenders for the destruction of Apple equipment. The decision is related to the ban on the use of brand equipment for civil servants.

As the leading analyst of Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin reported, the first such tender was held in Perm. In addition to Apple equipment, products from Samsung, Asus, Lenovo and Nokia were included in the disposal list.

“I was recently in Perm, where the city administration held a tender for the destruction of 26 pieces of equipment (smartphones, computers). The winner was named, ITM LLC, the cost of the work is 1,200 rubles! That’s all! You cannot leave the equipment, it must be physically destroyed,” wrote Murtazin.

According to information from the Properm portal, six companies applied for the order. According to the terms of the tender, the performer also does not have the right to appropriate precious metals from the microcircuits of devices, they must be handed over, and the income transferred to officials.

MRG predicts that by 2024, about 120,000 Apple devices worth more than 2 billion rubles will be destroyed in Russia.

In early August 2023, the Ministry of Digital Affairs banned employees from using iPhones and iPads for official purposes to protect critical work information. In December, it was reported that the Bank of Russia will prohibit employees from using Apple mobile devices in official activities (iPhone and iPad) from December 25. The Central Bank will also no longer buy new smartphones and tablets from this manufacturer.

From June 2023, in Rosaviatsia and subordinate structures of the State Department, in the Federal Tax Service (FNS), in the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Customs Service (FMS) of Russia, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy, Rostec, OJSC “RZ”, PJSC “Kamaz” and the Ministry of Industry and Trade under the signature introduced a complete restriction on the use of any Apple equipment for work purposes, including the iPhone and Apple Watch. According to the orders of some state departments, their management in the field units must withdraw previously issued mobile devices from employees.

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