Russia can block LinkedIn

Federal Service for Supervision of Telecoms sues the US social network LinkedIn for failing to localize citizens’ personal data in Russia
Russia can block LinkedIn
26 October 10:47 2016 Print This Article

Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Telecoms (Roskomnadzor) is trying to block social network LinkedIn for disobedience to localize personal data of Russian citizens in the country, as amendments to the law “On personal data” of September 1, 2015, requires, reports RIA Novosti.

Next court session is scheduled for November 10, the service’s press secretary Vadim Ampelonsky said on Tuesday.

This summer, Roskomnadzor asked the network twice to notify the authority on how it progress in aligning its activity with the law on personal data. “We didn’t receive any clear response for neither of the requests,” Mr Ampelonsky said. Therefore, the service filed a lawsuit to a Moscow court, which satisfied the claim.

“We exercised our right of going to court in a full compliance with the algorithm of interrelation with foreign companies that do not have representative offices in the Russian Federation. We disclosed the algorithm on our Web site as soon as the law on localization of personal data came into force,” the press secretary said.

Lately, LinkedIn appealed against the court decision, and hearings were delayed until November 10.

According to the law “On personal data” Internet companies are obliged to store personal data of Russian citizens on the country’s territory, otherwise they got listed in a special register and lately blocked.


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