Social network LinkedIn refused to eliminate violations and will remain blocked in Russia

09 March 2017
Many LinkedIn users were looking forward to the social network's return to Russia, which was supposed to happen as early as the middle of this year. It seems that the wait for this event will last much longer, and if the current situation does not change, we can forget about it altogether.The point is that the social network could return to our country if violations of Russian law were eliminated. According to representatives of Roskomnadzor, these conditions have not yet been met. Moreover, Pablo Chavez, vice president of international public policy at LinkedIn, sent a letter to the agency in which he reported the company's unwillingness to comply with the requirements established by law. Recall that it is about compliance with the law on localization of personal data of users from Russia, which obliges to store such information strictly on servers located in our country. Thus, according to Roskomnadzor, LinkedIn demonstrates its lack of interest in working in the Russian market and, accordingly, will not be unblocked until the social network's management changes its decision.