Magazine article Information Management

Linkedln Blocked in Russia

Magazine article Information Management

Linkedln Blocked in Russia

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Professional networking site Linkedln will be blocked in Russia after a court ruled it had breached the country's data protection rules. The ruling is part of a push by Russia to gain greater control over its Internet users, the New York Times reported. From China's blocking of entire portions of the Internet to Europe's efforts to regulate what can be viewed online, governments worldwide are attempting to dictate how citizens use digital services.

But Russia is a rare occasion of Linkedln being blocked in a country, according to the Times. Russia imposed the ban after lawmakers passed rules requiring any personal digital data on Russian citizens collected by companies to be stored the country. Russian officials said the rules were meant to protect online privacy from hackers, but critics say the law could allow Russia to force companies to turn over sensitive data. …

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