“Yandex” has defended in court the refusal to disclose customs correspondence customers

“Yandex” has denied the Federal customs service (FCS) to reveal the correspondence of users and achieved recognition of this decision in a legitimate court. About this “Kommersant” said a company representative Asya Melkumova.

In “Yandex” asked Nakhodka customs, which demanded “email message, including all attachments, sent and received through the use of an electronic mailbox for the period from 1 January 2014 to 1 October 2015”. The applicant relied on the decision of the city court Findings, according to which in the mailbox could discuss issues “associated with the organization and implementation of the evasion of customs payments”. This is the first time “Yandex” tried to prosecute for failure to disclose information about users, the newspaper said.

“Yandex” has denied the correspondence, as in the judgment of the court, there was no indication on restriction of the secrecy of correspondence, our user,” Melkumova said. After that, the company is found guilty of an administrative offense and fined 3 thousand rubles, But “Yandex” has addressed in Hamovnichesky court of Moscow, which granted the appeal and reversed the decision.

“According to the Constitution restricting the right to secrecy of correspondence is permitted only on the basis of a judicial decision. Yandex, like Google, Facebook, Twitter and many other international services, which provides information about users to law enforcement bodies in the order and cases stipulated by the legislation”, — told in the legal service of “Yandex”.

According to “Kommersant”, with similar problems in 2013 faced Mail.ru Group and Rambler. The Federal service for financial markets fined them 500 thousand rubles for refusing to provide information about the electronic mailboxes of customers. The Ministry has requested no correspondence, and the date of registration of the mailbox and information about the addresses to which letters were sent. Both companies in providing information refused, citing the fact that they can’t do it without opening the box. Mail.ru managed to win a court case, but this video still got the penalty.