Russia is taking steps to ban LinkedIn, accusing it of violating data protection rights.
Roskomnadzor, Russia's internet watchdog, has asked internet service providers to block the U.S. professional social network, according to a statement posted on its website.
The watchdog said it was carrying out a court decision aimed at protecting Russian users' personal data.
"LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for the entire global workforce. We are starting to hear from members in Russia that they can no longer access LinkedIn. Roskomnadzor's action to block LinkedIn denies access to the millions of members we have in Russia and the companies that use LinkedIn to grow their businesses. We remain interested in a meeting with Roskomnadzor to discuss their data localization request," a LinkedIn spokesperson told CNBC via email.