The press service of Yandex commented on the requirement of the Federal Security Service to provide encryption keys for users of Yandex.Mail and Yandex.Disk users. The company also believes that in fact it is not necessary to provide full access to user traffic.
“We consider it important to maintain a balance between security and privacy of users, as well as to take into account the principles of equal applicability of regulation for all market participants,” the press service of Yandex noted.
The Yandex.Mail and Yandex.Disk services are listed in the Roskomnadzor information dissemination register. According to the “Spring Law”, the participants of this register are obliged to fulfill requests from special services. But the company notes that the law requires only provide encryption keys for individual users and does not include the transfer of session keys that allow decryption of all traffic.
Based on the wording of the “Spring Law”, in “Yandex” they talk about the possibility of its implementation without violating the privacy of users.