The source – spiegel.de
The Federal Office of Justice of Germany has informed Telegram FZ-LLC about the beginning of proceedings for which it faces a fine of up to 55 million euros.
German authorities accuse the messenger of violating the NetzDG. The law stipulates that social media platforms must remove criminal content quickly and consistently.
The agency was unable to contact Telegram in Dubai by mail, so the message was published online in abbreviated form in open letters.
Such a notice of open cases is considered delivered in 2 weeks, after which the recipient has two more to respond. If there is no response, the consequences for the messenger may occur 4 weeks after the publication of the message.
Local legislation provides for the provision that a social network operator has:
- establish an "effective and transparent" mechanism for responding to complaints about illegal content;
- appoint a representative in the country with whom the German authorities could maintain contact.