LinkedIn(NEW YORK) — Russia’s communicatoins watchdog, Roskomnadzor, has reportedly added LinkedIn to its blacklist of websites.
The social networking site for professionals is now banned from the country after a local court ruled last Thursday it has breached the country’s data protection rules. Legislation back in 2014 made it mandatory for Russian users’ personal data to be placed on Internet companies’ servers, which LinkedIn was not doing.
This is the first major social network to be blocked in Russia, but Twitter and Facebook also have yet to comply with the country’s data laws.
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