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LinkedIn blocked in Russia

Russian data localisation

14 December 2018

Moscow court, upon the petition of the Russian data protection authority (Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media or Roskomnadzor), has ruled to block access to LinkedIn websites from Russia for breach of personal data localisation requirements. LinkedIn lodged an appeal and, on 10 November 2016, the appellate court has upheld the earlier decision to block LinkedIn.

As reported earlier (in Russian data localisation requirement tested in courts) on 17 November 2016 the ruling came into effect, and the Russian DPA has started to enforce the block of LinkedIn websites, which makes them no longer accessible for users in Russia.

According to LinkedIn and Russian DPA a meeting is currently being set up to discuss the localisation requirements and the required remedies in order to re-enable access to LinkedIn from Russia in future.