|According to the court ruling of the Tagansky District Court of Moscow, LinkedIn will be blocked in Russia. The corresponding ruling was handed down following the claim by the Russian Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor.
Apparently, the fading professional social network was chosen by the watchdog as a touchstone and may be a signal that trials on more serious social networks will follow, if it succeeds in this case (and it did).
The reason for the blockade was indicated in the local media as the amendments to the laws "On Information, Information Technology and Information Protection", "On Telecommunications", and to the Code of Administrative Offences, according to which the site registered as an organizer of the dissemination of information shall within six months store in the territory of the Russian Federation the data about the facts of reception, transmission, delivery and (or) processing of voice information, written text, images, sounds, or other electronic messages of Internet users.
The official representative of Roskomnadzor claimed that they had sent requests to provide information on the implementation of the law on the localization of databases in Russia to LinkedIn twice, but the website administration didn’t reply. In accordance with the requirements of the law, the watchdog went to the Tagansky District Court of Moscow, demanding to block LinkedIn, and eventually won the case.
In its lawsuit, the agency pointed out that the collection and transmission of Russian citizens' data, including without their consent (for persons who are not LinkedIn users), breaks the law "On Personal Data", human and citizen rights and freedoms, including the right to respect private life, personal and family secrets. Referring to the company’s activities breaching this law, the watchdog demanded from the court to recognize it illegal and to oblige the ISPs to restrict access to this resource. The Tagansky District Court of Moscow satisfied the claim on August 4, obliging the service to take steps to restrict access to the site and add it to the registry of violators.
The trial took place back in August, but LinkedIn has not been blocked yet, because it has filed an appeal with the Moscow City Court.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
|Sounds like they are returning to the good old days of censorship and repression|
|posted by (2016-11-01 17:22:44)|
|#1 did you even read the article? thats not at all whats happening...|
|I did and the reason given makes it sound like they are protecting peeps who were privacy violated. All well and good that. But in the larger picture it is just one more site being took down and out by the "watchdog"|
and so far whatever it targets it eliminates. Keep watching at least as long as you can.
|livevil is one of those pro russia goons. Russian and heir double standards. Soon their will b no internet in russia|
|posted by (2016-11-02 11:58:40)|
|who ever uses LinkedIn? xD|
|Well the Oligarchs will keep their control anyway they can. So sad...|
|posted by (2016-11-03 02:38:17)|
|let me dumb this|
("the collection and transmission of Russian citizens' data, including without their consent (for persons who are not LinkedIn users)")
down for #3 and #4 specifically.
linkedin is collecting information from russian citizens who dont even use the website. i believe the UK did something similar against facebook not too long ago.
opinions and sphincters, and all that.
|I wish the US government would take a stand for privacy the way Russia has done recently. People need to understand that all the propanganda we have been fed for the past 80 years w/regard to Russia was just that; propaganda.||
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