Russia asks Apple, Google to remove LinkedIn from app stores | HT Tech

Russia asks Apple, Google to remove LinkedIn from app stores

Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.

By:
| Updated on: Jan 09 2017, 13:54 IST
Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.
Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.
Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.
Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.

Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores.

Recently, a Russian court blocked the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn service for breaching the country's data protection rules.

Read:Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in biggest ever tech deal

According to The New York Times, Apple has confirmed that it was asked to remove its LinkedIn app in Russia about a month ago.

"However, Google has not confirmed if it had removed LinkedIn in Russia but said that it adhered to Russian local laws," the report added.

Meanwhile, LinkedIn responded that the company was "disappointed" with the decision by Russian regulators to block the service.

Read: PM Modi among most-viewed CEOs on LinkedIn for second year running

"It denies access to our members in Russia and the companies that use LinkedIn to grow their businesses," Nicole Leverich, a spokeswoman for LinkedIn, was quoted as saying.

LinkedIn has several million users in Russia.

Earlier this week, Apple removed the New York Times from its app store following a request from Chinese authorities claiming the app was in violation of regulations.

Read: EU clears $26 bn Microsoft-LinkedIn deal

China is known for banning digital sites like Facebook and Google that it believes harm its national security or promote misinformation. The Wall Street Journal's Chinese-language site has been blocked since 2014.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 09 Jan, 12:15 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS