1.12. Digital Optimists vs Business-Realists

Thursday, May 20
14:00 - 15:00

Channel 2
Live Stream

Track: 1. Smart Society
Discussion session

Positive look into the bright digital future allows us to talk about democratization, transparency and controllability of the regulation adoption procedure, simplifying procedures for expert approvals, public discussions, and public control through rejecting previous forms of interactions between participants in these processes.

Moreover, in the foreseeable future, legal rules themselves may exist not only in the form of documents, but also as a code incorporated into the automated law enforcement mechanisms.

Digitalization of rule-making and law itself should change the structure of the state apparatus activities, and new technologies and tools are a chance to improve the quality of law enforcement.

Government authorities should be equipped with technological tools that enable not only adoption of regulations, but also monitoring of law enforcement and assessment of current legal rules based on the digital analysis of ‘big data’.

In the 21st century, we are going to struggle not only for technologies in law, but also for talents. The core competence is knowledge, the ability to work with data, develop and justify government decisions (e.g. laws) based on empirical data collected and analyzed using modern technological scientific research methods.

Case study: Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media has launched an online register of mandatory business requirements. The Federal Government Information System has been created to implement the ‘regulatory guillotine’ mechanism in the area of control and supervision. The system acts as a single platform for communication between work teams, experts, representatives of the federal authorities, regulatory authorities and the Analytical Center under the government of the Russian Federation with further updating of laws and regulations containing mandatory requirements.

An illustrative example of the area with automated law enforcement is the contract system in the public procurement area, which is implemented within a specially created digital platform – the Unified Information System. An important advantage is optimization of the user interface, which has combined various functions. In addition to the basic functions of the website, the Unified Information System has a blacklist of service providers posted by the authorities controlling the contractors.

From 1 July of this year, the Unified Register of Control (Supervision) Types will be launched in Russia. A new register is being created as part of the control and supervision reform. It will include all types of control at the federal, regional, and municipal levels, as well as their description. In addition, the register will state what regulatory authorities exercise a specific type of control. As a result, the entire set of control data in the country will become unified. It will be possible to analyze it and make managerial decisions based on it. All information from the register will be available on the Internet, which will allow entrepreneurs to view a detailed description of each type of control, and to find out how often inspections relating to their business will be carried out.


Vyacheslav Vitushkin

Head of Office, Accounts Chamber


Oleg Kachanov

Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation

Aleksander Litvak

Director of the Department for Regulatory Policy and Regulatory Impact Assessment, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Olga Shepeleva

Head of the ‘Digital Law’ Project, Center for Advanced Governance

Dmitry Timofeev

Vice-President GR & Corporate Affairs, PIK Group


Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, specialty Jurisprudence. 

2014 — 2018 – Director of Legal Affairs of LLC "Rosvodokanal Management Company"

2019 — present – Vice-President GR & Corporate Affairs, PIK Group.

* The Programme may be subject to change