Telegram modifies the application privacy policy to help capture terrorists

Telegram modifies the application privacy policy to help capture terrorists

Telegram application has updated its privacy policy to include a clause providing for the delivery of the IP address and telephone number of users if the application receives a court order indicating that these persons are suspected terrorists.

The company added that this has not yet happened and that if it does, it will disclose details in its semi-annual transparency report. However, Telegram believes that it now complies with the EU data law.

The move comes after widespread criticism of the application because of its frequent use by terrorists, who may seek to use it to spread propaganda or recruit people to their cause.

Reports indicate that this step should be a cause for concern, as the data of innocent people can be handed over to the government on the grounds that they are suspected, terrorists and the change in the privacy policy at Telegram is a reaction to pressure the company from the counterterrorism arm of the Russian Intelligence Agency The country’s service ban in April.

The founder of the application said that the change was made to comply with the new privacy laws of the European Union and nothing more.

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