> How is the circumvention process moving along? Is LinkedIn even trying?
They do. As a Russian LinkedIn user I've got letter from them today where they state that they are working with Russian authorities to resolve this problem, but meanwhile I'll be able to get updates via E-Mail. Because law doesn't require providers to block E-Mail.
Here is text of the mail:
As you may have already learned, the government of the Russian Federation decided to block LinkedIn in Russia because we do not store the personal data of Russian members on the territory of the Russian Federation.
We are disappointed with this decision, which interferes with professional networking and the pursuit of economic opportunity for many of our Russia-based members. Additionally, we believe we are in compliance with all applicable laws, and we are currently evaluating the decision and our options. We expressed to Roskomnadzor, the relevant government agency, our interest in meeting to discuss their localization request directly.
Depending on how this decision is implemented, many of our services may no longer be accessible within Russia for some time. However, you could still access LinkedIn from outside of Russia. You can also still be found and contacted by others for career opportunities, receive relevant content over email, and other benefits. Therefore, we will keep your account open unless you tell us to close it.
If you purchased a paid LinkedIn service and can no longer access that service because of the government block, please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make a prorated refund available to you.
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