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In Russia, the procedure to block the messenger Telegram

Roskomnadzor sent a warning to the administration of the Telegram messenger about the violation of the law: it must perform the duties of the organizer of the dissemination of information. This implies the transfer of encryption keys to the FSB. If keys are not transferred within 15 days, Roskomnadzor will appeal to the court.

And already the blind Russian Themis will make a decision to block the messenger on the territory of the Russian Federation. After that, the telecom operators will start blocking access to Telegram.

Roskomnadzor refers to the law “On Information”, writes BBC . This law obliges to provide the FSB with the data necessary to decode electronic messages.

The warning was issued following the results of the proceedings before the Supreme Court. Telegram appealed to the fact that the requirements of the FSB violate the Constitution of the Russian Federation for the right of secret correspondence. “The impugned order does not establish any procedure for providing information that constitutes a secret protected by the constitution or information of limited access and, thus, does not violate the constitutional rights of citizens,” the BBC spokesman said.

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