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Russia penalises Google over non-removal of prohibited content


Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Khushi

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The latest update in a series of escalating penalties against the US tech giant came on Tuesday as Moscow court fined Google for failing to remove content banned in Russia, news agencies reported.

Russia has taken legal action against foreign tech companies in recent months for failing to delete content that the authorities have banned, such as pornographic material or posts deemed extremist or advocating drugs or suicide.

According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the Tagansky district court slammed Google with five different fines totaling RUB 14 million (approximately Rs. 1.4 crores) for the breach on Tuesday.

At the end of May, the US firm was fined RUB 6 million (approximately Rs. 60.7 lakhs) for the same offence, and three million rubles in December.

Google was fined three million rubles by the Tagansky district court last month after it was found guilty of violating data localization requirements.

It is for the first time that Google has been caught up in legal trouble for non-compliance to the controversial law passed in 2014. The law requires Russian users to have their personal data stored within Russian authoritative boundaries.

Russian administration has proved their stance in recent years, favouring minors and banning content promoting extremism on social media platforms. Bothe Facebook and Twitter have been a victim of the same, while this time, its Google.

Khushi is an avid reader and loves analyzing companies in the digital space. Her interest is in online marketing, business, startups, and politics. She does everything perfectly by taking extra time.
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