Telegram was under threat of closure in Russia because of the requirements of the FSB

The Federal security service (FSB) of Russia has made on the company-publisher of the Telegram messenger LLP Protocol on administrative violation for failure to comply with the “law of Spring”. This was announced by the Creator of the messenger, Pavel Durov, put in “Vkontakte” the relevant documents signed by the chief organizational-analytical Department of intelligence. We are talking about Telegram refusing to provide the keys to decrypt user messages.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Durov calls “Spring law” unconstitutional. The lawyers have already informed the representatives of the company that compiled the FSB protocols will inevitably lead to litigation.

FSB in their demands refers just to the provisions of the act obliging entered in the register of distributors of information services to provide counterintelligence the ability to decode messages. Telegram correspondence after the debate with the head of Roskomnadzor provided data for inclusion in the register: Russian office then threatened to lock.

As for the future consideration already drawn up an administrative Protocol, the FSB might lose in court, writes “Fontanka” with reference to the evaluation of lawyers. Here Telegram saving that information the secret service wanted to get until July 19, but the letter reached London office of the company only on July 21.

When you re-prosecute the messenger will either need to provide the required information, or to prove the impossibility of this because of its absence. If the court identifies a violation, and the Telegram does not comply with the law, Roskomnadzor will be grounds for blocking, according to the material.

Durov himself, who has become a defendant in a criminal case in Iran, suggests such a scenario in Russia. “The inability occasionally to visit Russia for me is more painful than nevyezde in Iran, primarily because of my parents. But survive – the globe large,” he wrote.

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