Legal risks of social networking amid legislative restrictions


Source: Business Quarterly, Summer 2022, Association of European Businesses (

Author: Elizaveta Pyatunina

published on 6 July 2022


In early March 2022, Roskomnadzor blocked access to Facebook* and Instagram*, social networks owned by the American corporation Meta*. 



However, users have not abandoned them and installed a virtual private network (VPN). VPN is a service that enhances security during the Internet usage as well as hides and encrypts your personal data and information about your Internet activity. It also helps to get access to the contents blocked in your country. This means that Facebook* and Instagram* can still be accessed despite restrictions.


Read the full article in the Business Quarterly issue of the Association of European Businesses (page 28) »


* Designated as an extremist organization and banned in the Russian Federation


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