Telegram will transfer user data to intelligence agencies
The administration of the messenger could give the security services the IP address and the phone number of the person who is suspected of terrorism. This Telegram should be sent a copy of the judgement.
The data will only be issued by the court. Messages and encryption keys will be protected.
“First, it is not about correspondence, but only about IP addresses and phone numbers, and secondly, only by judicial permission in each case. That is not the keys to all the chats of all users, after which the Russian communications Ministry and FSB,” — told RBC lawyer “Agora” (an organization that protects the interests of Telegram) Damir Gainutdinov.
He also added that the rule change will not affect the decision to block the messenger in Russia. Deputy head of Roskomnadzor Vadim Subbotin indirectly confirmed this, stating that Telegram to unlock the FSB needs to be encryption keys.
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