RKN demanded from Telegram to stop the dissemination of personal data

RKN demanded from Telegram to stop the dissemination of personal data

Roskomnadzor demanded that the Telegram messenger stop the illegal distribution of personal data of citizens and jailbait telegram, the press service of the department reported.

They noted that they sent an appeal to Telegram. It notes that the publication of personal data of citizens without their consent is contrary to the law of the Russian Federation “On Personal Data” and the privacy policy of the Telegram Group Inc ..

The department emphasized that “violation of the confidentiality of personal data threatens the safety of persons whose data continues to remain in the public domain with the connivance of the company.”

Earlier, Kommersant reported that after unsanctioned opposition rallies in support of the arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny on January 23, a channel appeared in the messenger that collects and publishes personal data of police officers and national guards involved in the arrests.

“To search for information, the owners of the channel use programs for recognizing faces from photographs and databases that have already leaked into the network, experts explain. The publication of personal data can threaten the safety of law enforcement officers and their relatives, according to the State Duma. responsibility of administrators of sites on the Internet, “- the newspaper writes.