Brazil lifts Telegram suspension, but maintains daily fine for noncompliance with data request

After being suspended in Brazil over noncompliance with data request, a second instance appeals court reinstated Telegram due to communication freedom concerns.

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After failing to comply with a court order to hand over data about two neo-Nazi groups on its platform, encrypted messaging app Telegram was suspended in Brazil last week. However, the suspension was lifted by a second instance appeals court on Saturday, citing concerns over the impact on freedom of communication for unrelated individuals. 

Nonetheless, the judge maintained the decision to impose a daily penalty of one million reais ($200,553) on the company for its inability to furnish the required information. There was no immediate response from the platform to requests for comments.