Telegram representatives do not agree with the court decision to block the messenger in Russia, write "Vedomosti." The other day, the company’s lawyers filed a complaint to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, which asks to cancel the decision of the Supreme Court of March 20, 2018. At the same time, representatives of the company ask to recognize the order of the Federal Security Service of July 19, 2016 № 432 on the procedure for transferring keys to the service for decrypting user messages by information distributors as adopted with an excess of authority.
On March 20, the Supreme Court refused to go along with Telegram, invalidating the order of the Federal Security Service on the procedure for handing over to the special service the keys for decrypting user messages by distributors of information on the Internet.
On the basis of this order, the FSB received the authority that allowed to achieve the blocking of the messenger. As you know, on April 13, the Tagansky Court of Moscow made a decision to satisfy Roskomnadzor’s lawsuit to block Telegram in Russia. According to the Supreme Court, the disputed order does not contain a requirement to transfer electronic messages and data on the fact of their reception to the FSB.
In the normal course, this information is obtained in the framework of operative-investigative activity and on the basis of a court decision. The court decision indicated, in particular, that the organizers of data dissemination are not the persons who control and supervise the legality of their conduct.
Be that as it may, but representatives of the messenger are trying to prove their point in the appeal, arguing that the FSB order establishes an extrajudicial way to gain control over the correspondence of an indefinite number of people, and also contains a wide margin of discretion for law enforcement, which threatens the safety of citizens.