• Data storage violations lead to LinkedIn’s official ban in Russia

    Data storage violations lead to LinkedIn’s official ban in Russia

    Russia’s communications regulator ordered public access to LinkedIn’s website to be blocked on Thursday to comply with a court ruling that found the social networking firm guilty of violating data storage laws.

    LinkedIn is the first major social network to be blocked by Russian authorities, setting a precedent for the way foreign Internet firms operate. It has over 6 million registered users in Russia.

    Russian law requires websites that store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, […]