Tag Archives: Data Localization Law

Russian Court bans LinkedIn in Russia; Facebook and Twitter Could be Next

As reported late October, the world’s largest online professional network LinkedIn is going to ban in Russia beginning Monday following a Moscow court decision this week that found Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to be in violation of the country’s data protection laws.

Here’s why LinkedIn is facing ban in Russia:

In July 2014, Russia approved amendments to the Russian Personal Data Law that came

China Passes Cybersecurity Law to Tighten its Control over the Internet

China has long been known for its strict censorship policies, which has already made it difficult for foreign companies to do business in the world’s most populous country of more than 1.35 Billion people.

Now, the Chinese government has approved a broad new controversial cybersecurity regulations that would further strengthen the country’s censorship regime, making it more difficult for

LinkedIn to get Banned in Russia for not Complying with Data Localization Law

The world’s largest online professional network LinkedIn could face a ban in Russia after the company has failed to comply with a Russian data localization law that compels companies to keep data on Russian users in their country.

If you are not aware, LinkedIn is the only major social network which is not banned in China, because the company agreed to cooperate with the Chinese government