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Moscow Court Upholds Decision to Ban LinkedIn in Russia

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A Moscow city court on Thursday upheld an earlier decision to block the LinkedIn social networking website. After the failure of the appeal, the ban on the website is expected to come into force within a few days.

Read about how LinkedIn came under attack in Russia

On Aug. 4, Moscow's Tagansky Court approved a request from Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor to add LinkedIn to a list of Internet sites that violated Russia's personal data laws. 

On Sept. 1 2015, amendments to the law "On Personal Data," which requires the localization of personal data on the territory of Russia, came into effect. Any Russian or foreign company working with Russian users must ensure recording, systematization, accumulation, storage and clarification of personal data of Russians using databases on Russian territory. 

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