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Book chapter

Use of the Internet of Things in Public Governance for Law Enforcement and Inspection: The Case of Russia

P. 139-164.

The Internet of Things is being actively introduced in Russian public governance for inspection and oversight. In this chapter, based on an analysis of IoT policy, legal acts, secondary statistical data, and the authors’ own involvement in testing IoT technologies, we formulate cases and use them as a basis for an IoT classification oriented to the needs of government agencies. The spheres of application we consider are transport, justice, retail, and manufacturing. The case we study in greatest detail is that of the fur industry. We apply the method of cost–benefit analysis and examine the costs of using IoT in public governance to regulate the turnover of fur goods as well as the benefits for key stakeholders (government, society, business). We identify barriers that prevent IoT technology from being used effectively and describe the effects of implementing IoT in the fur industry and other areas in which IoT is used for inspection and oversight.