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17 November 2016

posted 17 Nov 2016, 14:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Nov 2016, 14:08 ]
Russia Begins Blocking LinkedIn Social Network

Russia’s telecommunications agency has officially ordered Internet providers to block the professional-networking website LinkedIn. The November 17 order makes LinkedIn one of the largest and best-known websites to be hit by a 2-year-old law requiring tech companies to store personal data of Russian citizens on servers located within Russia. The agency, known as Roskomnadzor, said it was implementing a court decision that found the website did not conform to the law. On November 10, a Moscow court rejected LinkedIn’s appeal against that ruling. [...]
Source: RFE/RL