Analysis

LinkedIn Boot Shows Russian Data Law Can't Be Brushed Off

Law360, New York (November 14, 2016, 10:03 PM EST) -- A Russian court's recent decision to ban LinkedIn from the country for allegedly violating strict data localization rules signals the law will be aggressively enforced even against businesses that only interact with Russians over the internet, leaving both multinationals and the new Trump administration to face difficult decisions about how to respond.

In a landmark decision reported by multiple media outlets Thursday, a Moscow court affirmed an August district court decision that blocked LinkedIn Corp. from providing its online services in Russia after concluding the professional social networking...
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