LinkedIn commented on the requirement of Roskomnadzor to block the network on the territory of the Russian Federation
Business social network LinkedIn is in contact with the representatives of Roscomnadzor, on the question of localization data. This is the Agency “Prime” with reference to the press service of the social network.
As noted in LinkedIn, the meeting with representatives of Ministry is not defined. “Up to this point we cannot comment on judicial process,” the company explained.
Earlier it became known that Roskomnadzor in court seeking the blocking of LinkedIn in Russia. As stated by the press-Secretary of Department Vadim Ampelonskiy, the next hearing is scheduled in the Moscow city court on November 10.
In Roskomnadzor believe that LinkedIn violated the law “On personal data”, particularly not moved the servers to Russia. The Department explained that decided to check out the social network after the press released information about the data breach of LinkedIn users.
“History is very simple. We just react to media reports,
which relate to security issues of personal data of Russian citizens,” – said “Interfax” on Wednesday the press-Secretary of Roscomnadzor Vadim Ampelonskiy. Since 2010, LinkedIn has been the major scandals related to the leaking of user data, he said. “So this summer we sent them to pretrial order two letters to provide information about the performance of their law on personal data localization in Russia,” said Ampelonskiy.
According to Ambalangoda, in response, the company sent “two replies”, which did not give a substantive response to the questions raised. Then Roskomnadzor appealed to court. 4 Aug Tagansky court has satisfied the claim, having decided to make the social network into the register of infringers of rights of personal data subjects. LinkedIn appealed the decision to a higher court and now the court must examine the appeal.
“They can go on and on, up to the Supreme court. But if
the decision will come into force, we will add them to the appropriate
the registry and send the operators an email network,” said
September 1, 2015 came into force the amendments to the law “On
personal data”, which require personal data localization in Russia. Under the new rules, any Russian or foreign company, focused on work with Russian users, must ensure recording, systematization, accumulation, storage, specification of personal data of Russian citizens using databases located on the territory of the Russian Federation.
LinkedIn is a social network for search and establishment of business
contacts. Currently it has registered more than 400 million
users from 200 countries, representing 150 industries. In the summer the website was acquired by Microsoft for 26.2 billion US dollars.
In mid-October, in Prague, was detained by Russian Evgeny Nikulin. Last week a Federal Grand jury of the U.S. state of California filed charges in the hacking of computers belonging to companies LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring. In LinkedIn prior to this said that the Russian hacker involved in hacking the network in 2012.