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Telegram is sharing its data with law enforcement agencies of certain countries.

Telegram may share the user data to concerned authorities only if there is a court order over a terror suspect. Till now, it has not shared any data.

Telegram may share the user data to concerned authorities only if there is a court order over a terror suspect. Till now, it has not shared any data.Telegram is a popular instant messaging application headquartered in Dubai. According to Telegram, it is not possible to hand over encrypted messages. Regular Telegram chats are held on cloud servers. The data is divided between the users and not held in any one place. The company also offers a “secret chat” function that changes the encryption keys every few minutes and does not store any of the data before the information is automatically deleted. Telegram also provides end-to-end encrypted calls and optional end-to-end encryption for secret chats between two online users on smartphone clients.

Telegram Privacy Policy explicitly states that the app may disclose the user's IP address and phone number to the relevant law enforcement authorities if they receive a court order in cases related to terrorism. Their website mentions that no such cases have come to light as of now. Recently, they and other messaging apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, and Twitter, had denied sharing personal info with law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong. The app developers had also fixed a bug in the app by deploying a new feature that allows the users to cloak their telephone numbers to safeguard against monitoring by authorities.

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