Shortly after the confirmation of the request from the Federal Security Service for the provision of encryption keys, the managing director of Yandex informed the press that an agreement had been reached with the office. He claims that the company has found a way to work in accordance with the current Russian legislation, without violating the privacy of users.
“The situation is very simple: there is“ the law of Spring, ”and everyone must fulfill it. Our task is to ensure that compliance with the law does not conflict with the privacy of user data, ”said Tigran Khudaverdyan, Yandex’s Managing Director, in a conversation with RBC journalists.
According to him, the solution to the problem is "really there" – nevertheless, he did not disclose the details of the agreement with the security forces. The head of Roskomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, confirmed to the press that representatives of the FSB did not send a request to the regulator and suggested that this indicates an ongoing dialogue between the parties. Pavel Durov, the founder of the social network VKontakte, also commented on the situation. He suggested that all interested Yandex employees go to work at Telegram.
Earlier, the FSB sent a request to Yandex with the provision of encryption keys from Yandex.Mail and Yandex.Disk within ten days. The basis of the request was the inclusion of services in the register of information dissemination organizers.