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LinkedIn Suspends New Sign-up in China

LinkedIn suspended its services for new sign-ups in China and would resume soon after it ensures meeting the local laws.


LinkedIn has suspended new sign-ups in China to ensure if the social networking sites is in “compliance with local law.”

In a recent statement, LinkedIn said:

While we remain focused on our goal of creating economic opportunities for our members in China, we’re temporarily pausing new member sign-ups for LinkedIn China as we work to ensure we remain in compliance with local law.

We’re a global platform with an obligation to respect the laws that apply to us, including adhering to Chinese government regulations for our localized version of LinkedIn in China.

According to the source, the suspension of new accounts began soon after the attack on Microsoft’s Exchange email servers. According to Microsoft, the attackers came from a state-sponsored group called Hafnium, operating out of China.

Although, LinkedIn has not quoted anything related to this attack. Instead, the company said to suspend sign-ups to ensure they comply with the local laws. The platform values the massive population coming from China and hints it would resume its services for the new members soon after everything is in accordance.