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No more Gmail for state officials in Ukraine, government decree provides
14:03, 4 November 2015
No more Gmail for state officials in Ukraine, government decree provides

From October 21, Ukrainian civil servants must use mailboxes only with domains .gov.ua or .ukr

14:03, 4 November 2015

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Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved the requirements for the domain names of public bodies in the Ukrainian segment of the Internet, stated in the governmental decree signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk on October 21.

According to the decree of the Cabinet, for maintenance of official correspondence governmental officials must use exclusively electronic mailboxes hosted on servers in the domain zone .GOV.UA or .UKR.

In addition, the decree  specifies the requirements for the names of the official sites - they should contain a word or phrase that corresponds to the full or abbreviated official name of the body that is registered.

Furthermore, in Ukraine must be placed hardware-in-the-loop facilities that host state’s websites for which the domain name is registered.

Compliance with the provisions of the decree also applies to local authorities as well as entities of state and municipal sectors.

Earlier, on April 2015, State Committee for television and radio broadcasting in Ukraine prohibited for its employees to use Russian electronic mail and social networking sites. Ministry of Culture of Ukraine also forbade to use Russian e-mails and sharing services with domain .RU since February 2015.

Related: Google, Yahoo and WhatsApp might be banned for Russian officials

Related: EU to assist Ukraine in reforming the civil service - Tombiński

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