Telegram has lost the case on the demand of the Federal Security Services for decryption of messages in the Supreme Court. The decision of the Supreme Council as of March 20, 2018 has remained unchanged. The Supreme Court rejected the Telegram’s appeal on the court’s decision to recognize the demand of the Federal Security Service to provide encryption keys to be legitimate.
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In objections to the appeal of the messenger, the Federal Security Service stated that the keys for decoding messages in messengers do not fall under the privacy of correspondence protected by the Constitution.
The Federal Security Service claims that the thesis on the need to extend the protection of the right to privacy of correspondence not only to the electronic messages themselves, but also to the information necessary for their decoding is a “subjective and unfounded judgment of a private person”.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina