LinkedIn May Face Ban In Russia For Breaking Law On Data Storage
Professional social network LinkedIn is on the verge of being banned in Russia for breaching a law. A local court pronounced the verdict after discovering that the company was in violation with a law on data storage. The court rejected LinkedIn’s appeal on Thursday against a district court’s decision that found LinkedIn accused of violating law that requires personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within Russia.
LinkedIn, however, may appeal against the ruling in higher courts. The case was brought to the court’s notice by the Russian state telecommunications and media regulator.
Though, the website was active on Thursday afternoon on Moscow internet connections regulator’s attorney told the Interfax news agency that the process of the blocking would be initiated as soon as the agency received the full text of the court’s ruling, expected next week.