Friday 14 December 2018

Russia opens civil case against Google for failure to remove certain entries - watchdog

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Independent.ie Business Desk

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Russia has formally opened a civil case against Google and could fine it up to 700,000 roubles (€9202) for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, the communications watchdog said on Monday.

Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, said that Google had not joined a state registry that lists banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law.

A final decision in the case against Google will be made in December, the watchdog said.

Reuters

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