Telegram handed over user data to the German police: How so, Pash?

Telegram messenger management, including founder Pavel Durov, has repeatedly insisted that

privacy of any user's correspondenceis the highest priority. The project's FAQ section mentions that Telegram shared 0 bytes of user data with third parties, including national governments. However, the authoritative German publication Der Spiegel claims that this is not the case. Telegram has reportedly fulfilled a number of data requests from the German Federal Criminal Police Office. In particular, she was given the data of users suspected of child abuse and terrorism. On the other hand, it is noted that it was difficult for German investigators to obtain data from Telegram on other criminal offenses.

It should be noted that in 2018 the founderTelegram Pavel Durov announced the revision of the privacy policy, which since then allows the disclosure of IP addresses and phone numbers by court order. However, “to date, this has not yet happened,” states the relevant section. Durov and the Telegram communications department left unanswered a request from Der Spiegel journalists for a fresh find.

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