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LinkedIn Banned By Russian Government

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Russia has officially banned LinkedIn.  

The
country’s communications regulator has blacklisted the social network
for professionals because it has not complied with personal data storage
regulations.



 

The site was inaccessible from Russia on Thursday.

LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30)
had been found to be in violation of a rule requiring data on Russian
citizens to be stored on servers inside the country. Two different
courts had previously ruled against LinkedIn on the matter. 

LinkedIn, which is being acquired by Microsoft for $26 billion,
said it was aware that users couldn’t access the site. The company said
it wanted to meet with communications regulator Roskomnadzor to discuss
the data storage issue. 

Russia’s law on personal data storage came into effect in September 2015 (CNN).

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