Russian Federal Antitrust Service intends to forbid pre-installing of irremovable app

Russian Federal Antitrust Service (FAS) intends to oblige producers of user software to make all pre-install apps removable at the request or wish of user. Exception is provided for app providing functioning of user’s software.

The producer can retain the app only if without such app the software and user’s device would not be functioning properly, in other words the software producer can retain only irremovable “service app”. Currently the FAS is forming working groups in order to develop relevant propositions.