6 Oct 2017 17:27

Prosecutor General's Office to spend over 1 bln rubles on creation of secure data transmission network

YEKATERINBURG. Oct 6 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office will spend 1.1 billion rubles on the creation of a secure data transmission network, Oleg Insarov, the head of the legal statistics department of the Prosecutor General's Office, said.

"A secure network will be created this year. We were given 1.1 billion rubles for the entire country to connect all prosecutors' offices, including at the district level," Insarov told reporters in Yekaterinburg on Friday.

A relevant tender has been conducted and the network is expected to be created by December 1, he said.

The head of the Prosecutor General's Office legal statistics department said the next task is to replace equipment.

"And then we will increase the amount of information, use equipment [computers] according to its direct purpose, not as a typewriter, as we do now," Insarov said.

Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chaika said at the first joint meeting of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and the Russian Communications Ministry on cyber security and the introduction of information technologies on Friday in Yekaterinburg that prosecutors do not have a secure corporate data transmission network.