Back in the year 2015, Russia had already resolved to push the various internet companies to store users’ personal data inside Russia itself, and whichever would deviate from that would as a matter of fact be blocked.
The measure, which happens to be a section of a broad swath of moves targeting giving a major lift to the online censorship, was condemned by a number of top organizations, the Human Rights Watch being one of them.
The top organizations were decrying from the point that Russia was as a matter of fact “taking Big Brother surveillance to a new level.” However Moscow has quickly pulled in to cite its “defense” regarding the matter outlining that its main aim was to provide its citizens with the protection they needed in terms of safeguarding their private data.
Some of the top trusted source have indicated that indeed Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) have moved ahead to comply with the law. However, some other social networks continue to defy Russia for reasons best known to them. Among the few that have indicated reluctance to Russia’s move include Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) and LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD).
Among the very first to face up to the severe consequences was LinkedIn and this was after a Russian court banned its presence in its market in November 2016.As a matter of fact, the network has made numerous subsequent attempts in a move to try and win over Roskomnadzor, which happens to be the communications watchdog of Russia but it has all been in vain.
The dynamics are shocking and may be suffocating if observed from a certain perspective. Seemingly, Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) may be the next to lock horns with Russia. On April 20, Roskomnadzor chief Alexander Zharov is said to have showcased a quote with roots from the seemingly private letter from Twitter vice president Sinead McSweeney, which had gone ahead to outline the fact that twitter had lately been carrying out an in-depth review to do with “what information about Russian citizens/organizations involved in commercial relationships with Twitter in Russia could be stored in the Russian Federation.”
The quote simply implies that twitter can now move that data to Russia most definitely by the middle of 2018.According to some top analysts, Russia seems to have more reason to uphold twitter’s functioning in opposition to that of LinkedIn.