#AceNewsDesk – July.29: Russia’s communications regulator had threatened to block Telegram if it did not hand over information needed to put the app on an official government list of information distributors #AceNewsDesk reports
Telegram had refused to comply because it feared that it would undermine the privacy of its more than 6 million Russian users.
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision Of Communications said on Wednesday that Telegram had now presented all the required data.
“Thereby Telegram started working in the legal framework of the Russian Federation,” the Russian watchdog said.
Durov said later that while he was happy for Telegram to be formally registered in Russia and to supply basic information about the company, he would not do anything to violate the app users’ privacy.
“We won’t comply with … laws that are incompatible with Telegram’s confidentiality policy or protecting people’s private lives,” Durov said Read more on nytimes.com #AceNewsDesk
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