Recently Telegram Founder Pavel Durov said user data is safe and will not be handed over to Russian agencies.

This all happened after a statement made by telegram that user’s IP address and phone number could be turned over if a court order says that the user in question has links to extremism or terrorism as per their new privacy policy.

This has created a little panic among the users as they were really enjoying telegram and now after this, they are distraught and have created an issue when a Moscow court said that regulators could block Telegram because of Durov’s refusal to turn over the encryption keys.

Pavel Chikov, a lawyer of Telegram said as a representative of Telegram, we have never denied the right and even the responsibility of the authorities to fight terrorism. On the contrary, they offered a civilized way: a judicial request in exchange for disclosure, and not even correspondence but only IP and phone number.

 

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