Iraq Telecom Ministry has announced it lifted the ban on the Telegram app after the company responded to security concerns and took action needed for requirements.
The ban was imposed earlier this week, Reuters reported, adding that there was some data leakage of official state institutions and citizens.
The messaging app is not only used for texting in Iraq but also for sharing content and news updates.
The ministry’s decision to lift the ban came after “the company that owns the platform responded to the requirements of the security authorities that called on the company to disclose the entities that leaked citizens’ data,” according to an official statement.
The company also “expressed its full readiness to communicate with the relevant authorities…,” the statement added.
In response to Reuters’ request for comment, a member of Telegram’s press team said that “posting private data without consent is forbidden by Telegram’s terms of service, and such content is routinely removed by our moderators.”
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