Informatization is recognized by states as important to national development. Some states have created laws implementing or regulating informatization.
In Russia the State Duma enacted the Federal Law on Information, Informatization, and the Protection of Information in January 25, 1995. It was signed into law by President Boris Yeltsin in February 20, 1995.
Azerbaijan had a Law on Information, Informatization and Protection of Information in 1998.