The Telegram Desktop application, a computer service client, has been updated to a stable version with the index of 1.3.8 and now complies with the GDPR standards – the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations. This version of the application allows any user to know what data is stored on the Telegram servers. Exporting data from the service is done in the client settings – the user just clicks on the corresponding item in the “Privacy” section.
Apparently, earlier the service management planned to implement compliance with the GDPR standards in a completely different way – through an official bot called GDPR Bot. It was created in the late spring of 2018. The editorial office of our portal sent him a request on May 26, which received the following reply:
“Thank you, your request for data was successfully accepted. We are currently completing the download tool, which will allow you to export all Telegram data in a machine-readable format.
This bot will notify you when the tool is ready <…> “.
At the time of writing, the GDPR Bot did not work. Apparently, the developers of the messenger decided to abandon the bot and implement uploading data to the settings of official customers. At the moment, the innovation is only available in Telegram Desktop.