A letter from the Russian government: Defending encryption in Court

This week we speak to Ioannis, a senior lawyer at PI, about his and his colleague's work on the landmark case protecting encryption at the European Court of Human Rights: Podchasov v. Russia.


The case dealt with a Russian law obliging telecommunications service providers to indiscriminately retain content and communications data for certain time periods, as well as a 2017 disclosure order by the Russian Federal Security Service requiring Telegram Messenger company to disclose technical information which would facilitate “the decoding of communications”.


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