LinkedIn is currently inaccessible in Russia, following a block on the business-oriented social network for violating the law on personal data localization, but it may be resuming its operations in the country this autumn, said head of Russia’s telecom and IT watchdog Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov.
"We have no relations with LinkedIn now. They have sent an official letter to us that in the near future they won’t be able to comply with the law. As far as I know, all formal issues will be solved by this autumn. Then, the new owner of LinkedIn will take the final decision whether he will localize in Russia or not," Zharov said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2017).
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