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January 31 2017

Russia Blocks LinkedIn As A Result Of Data Localisation Requirement

In an unprecedented move, the Russian DPA, Roskomnadzor yesterday, 17 November, blocked access to the LinkedIn website in order to comply with a Moscow City Court ruling on 10 November. The court found that the company was in breach of the data localisation laws.

The data localisation provisions in the Russian law require websites to store personal data of Russian citizens on servers in Russia. The data localization requirement took effect in September 2015, but this aspect of the law has not been previously enforced.