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Russia has banned LinkedIn

2016-11-17 16:19 by
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Russia has officially blocked professional social network LinkedIn Corp., to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating a data storage law.

A Russian law which came into effect in September 2015 requires data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers inside the country. Two different courts had previously ruled against LinkedIn on the matter.

"LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for the entire global workforce. We are starting to hear from members in Russia that they can no longer access LinkedIn," a LinkedIn spokesman said.

"Roskomnadzor's action to block LinkedIn denies access to the millions of members we have in Russia and the companies that use LinkedIn to grow their businesses. We remain interested in a meeting with Roskomnadzor to discuss their data localisation request."

LinkedIn isn't the only U.S. company that has been targeted under the legislation. Other major social network providers such as Facebook and Twitter have not complied with the law, as well. They, along with Google, are waiting to see if they too will be blocked.

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by anonymous - 2016-11-22 16:31
Excellent rating given to the article and Russia for not allowing them to break their laws. Governments have no right to amass data on citizens especially foreign citizens.
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