LinkedIn May Be Blocked in Russia
Moscow’s Tagansky district court granted the petition to Roskomnadzor, but this decision has not yet entered into force. LinkedIn appeal to the Moscow City Court, which meeting will be held on 10 November.
Roskomnadzor intends to limit access to the largest business social network LinkedIn as reported by “Kommersant”.
Office believes that LinkedIn is breaking the law “On Personal Data” as it did not move their servers to Russia, and also collects and transmits information about citizens who are not users of the network, without their consent. It is reported that the law violations were identified during the inspection, which began due to the publications in the media about the repeated leaks of user information from this social network.
According to Roskomnadzor, the agency has twice sent requests for information on the networkвЂ™s compliance with the personal data law to LinkedIn. Roskomnadzor has not received any essential answer.
LinkedIn is the largest business networking and job search site. In 2015 the site exceeded 400 million registered users. Of those, 5 million were from Russia.
Source of the article: http://kommersant.ru/doc/3126052