Roskomnadzor vs. LinkedIn: social network not leaving black list

Roskomnadzor vs. LinkedIn: social network not leaving black list
E. Razumny / Vedomosti

Meanwhile, LinkedIn maintains that it does not violate the Russian legislation in any way.

LinkedIn and Roskomnadzor did not come to a mutual understanding regarding the social network’s status in Russia. "We had a meeting with Roskomnadzor in December and discussed the legal requirements for localization. Despite the negotiations we’ve had, we are yet to reach a consensus with Roskomnadzor that would unblock LinkedIn and resume its services for Russian users. This means that LinkedIn remains blocked in the Russian Federation", Interfax quoted Ariel Eckstein, the LinkedIn vice president. The company is positive that it is operating in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor Head Aleksandr Zharov told Argumenty i Fakty in an interview that the question of whether LinkedIn should return to Russia could be raised again in a few months, when Microsoft fully purchases the social network. LinkedIn’s plans to return to the Russian market were revealed in January.

As our readers may remember, LinkedIn is a business social network that was listed as a website violating privacy. Previously, the company had stated that its activities were in line with the current legislation, but promised to consider all possible ways to resolve the situation and options for further action. The LinkedIn app was removed from the Russian App Store and Google Play.

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