Russian LinkedIn ban may be a warning to Facebook and others, too

By November 11, 2016Uncategorized
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SILICON VALLEY — LinkedIn was ordered this week to stop operating its service in Russia, after a court ruled the company had broken the country’s law about storing customer data on servers outside of its borders. LinkedIn could still appeal the decision, which affects the site’s less than 5 million Russian users.

The site will likely go dark in Russia as early as next week, federal officials told the Associated Press.

“LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for the entire global…