The United States is worried about Russia’s decision to block LinkedIn.
“The United States is deeply concerned,” the spokesman for the American Embassy said to RIA News, “we ask Russia that access to LinkedIn is restored.”
LinkedIn does not comply with a Russian legislation concerning personal data. Websites may store data of Russian citizens only in Russia.
A detrimental effect
The US thinks the LinkedIn blockade could create a precedent which will allow more sites to be blocked. The spokesman also warned that the legislation could have a negative impact on the Russian IT industry.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest social network for business networking and job search. In 2015, the number of users has exceeded 400 million people, including 5 million in Russia.