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LinkedIn failed to agree with Roskomnadzor on social networks in Russia

Social network LinkedIn could not agree with Roskomnadzor on the website and application of social networks in Russia. This was told to the edition “Interfax” the Vice-President of eriel Ekstin.

“We met with Roskomnadzor in December to discuss the requirements of the law and internationalization. Despite our talks, we still did not find understanding with Roskomnadzor, which would lead to unlocking LinkedIn and allow us again to provide service to users from Russia. This means that LinkedIn will continue to be blocked in Russia,” said Ekstin.

According to a top Manager, LinkedIn is still convinced that he was acting in accordance with Russian law. “We remain open to productive dialogue with the Roskomnadzor, in order to unlock access to the social network,” he said. The user of the social network is confident that the activities of the service does not violate Russian laws.

In December, Roskomnadzor reported about the meeting with the Vice President of LinkedIn Pablo Chavez, where the service has clear requirements for localization of personal data of Russians. The representative of Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy said that the meeting was “constructive”.

According to the law from September 1, 2015 personal data of Russian citizens must be stored within the country, but LinkedIn does not. The social network Roscomnadzor made in the register of infringers of rights of personal data subjects and blocked in Russia on 17 November 2016. Prior to this, the company lost the court with the Ministry, which accused the social network in violation of the law because of the unwillingness to move data of Russian users in Russia.

Then the sources reported that LinkedIn in the coming months must decide whether to move the data users in Russia to stay and work in our country. The question is whether to invest in the data transfer: the audience of the service in Russia is relatively small – about 2.4 million users, compared with 433 million worldwide. In addition, the service is technically difficult to localize because it was originally a centralized architecture.

In January 2017, at the request of Roskomnadzor, the LinkedIn application had been removed from the App Store and Google Play.

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