Court fined Telegram for refusal to pass information to FSB
The FSB sent Telegram a request for reporting of data into six phone numbers until July 19, but it was not executed within the specified period.
The court of the Meshchansky district of Moscow fined Telegram messenger for 800 thousand rubles ($13.900) for refusing to pass information to the Federal Security Service (FSB) for decoding user messages, Interfax reports.
The judge specified that the FSB sent a request to Telegram for reporting of data into six phone numbers until July 19, but it was not executed within the specified period.
The case initiated under part 2 of Art. 13.31 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (Failure to Store or Provide information on the receipt, transfer, delivery and/or processing of messages, conversations, content exchanged to law enforcement agencies by the organizer of the dissemination of information on the Internet) was registered in court on September 27. Telegram’s penalty is minimal for legal entities - the penalty for non-fulfillment of the forementioned requirements may reach 1 million rubles.
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