The head of Roskomnadzor added that the company had already provided data on request, but did not specify which and to whom.
The head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, said that Tinder is ready to provide the Russian intelligence services with the information they need. He said this in an interview with NTV television channel as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Zharov also said that “couch analysts” do not need to be afraid that their data will be disclosed, as law enforcement agencies act by a court decision, which requires you to provide only the necessary information.
The recent situation with Tinder showed that they had requested data from the company, they provided it, and said they would look for a way, in the event of a crime, to look for an opportunity to provide the information that the special services need.
Alexander ZharovHead of Roskomnadzor
Zharov also called it an indicator that the agency did not receive a claim on Yandex, in contrast to Telegram. “If the service understands that the question concerns the life and safety of people, then it will find a way, without giving away the encryption keys and not opening the correspondence, to provide the necessary information,” he said. Zharov also reminded that Durov messenger is used by terrorists.
May 31 Roskomnadzor introduced service for online dating Tinder in disseminators of information registry. Companies entering this registry are required to keep message logs for six months and provide the secret services with keys to decrypt messages. On 4 June, Tinder stated that they had not transmitted any data to the Russian government.