Russia unblock LinkedIn

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Roskomnadzor permits unlocking of the social network LinkedIn after the completion of the sale of the social network by Microsoft. About it report Arguments and Facts, citing a statement by the head of the department Alexander Zharov.

In interview for Arguments and Facts Zharov regrets that the social network has actually gone out of our country and reminds that Russian law requires all companies storing personal data of Russian citizens on servers in Russia.

Previously, LinkedIn there is no representation in Russia. When referring to the management of the social network, Roskomnadzor received the answer that the social network operates according to the laws of the country where located. After that was sent an official request that LinkedIn is not answered, then a lawsuit was filed in court with the requirement about blocking of website which the court granted.

"I think he played the role of disorder and the specific Manager who corresponded with us, and the fact that the company was LinkedIn in the sales process. Microsoft buys it, the deal will end in a few months, and then I think the new owners will consider the issue of return to Russia", — says Alexey Zharov.

Microsoft closed the deal to acquire the social network LinkedIn in December 2016. This acquisition the largest in the history of the company, will allow it to expand the range of services offered to the business. The company Microsoft has an official representative in Russia, so that the return LinkedIn the Russian market is to be expected and natural.

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