Figure of the day: Justice of the peace fined Google 7.2 billion rubles

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Figure of the day: Justice of the peace fined Google 7.2 billion rubles
Figure of the day: Justice of the peace fined Google 7.2 billion rubles
24 December 2021, 16:36SocietyPhoto: Imago Images
A magistrate court in Moscow, at the suit of Roskomnadzor ((Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Techn. and Media )), imposed a turnover fine on Google in the amount of over 7.2 billion rubles for a repeated violation of Russian law.

According to Interfax, citing a source, the judge calculated the amount of the fine in the case of an administrative offense on the basis of Roskomnadzor data on the amount of Google's annual revenue. Where Roskomnadzor got the data on the corporation's revenue is not specified.

“By the decision of the magistrate of the judicial district No. 422 of the Tagansky district of Moscow, Google LLC was found guilty of committing an administrative offense, he was sentenced to an administrative fine in the amount of 7,221,916,235 rubles and 00 kopecks", - said in the message.

Earlier it was reported that in October Roskomnadzor threatened to collect a tithe from Google's turnover for the fact that the company does not systematically remove content prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation.

In addition, in November, Roskomnadzor demanded that 13 foreign organizations, within the framework of the law "on landing", open full-fledged representative offices on the territory of the Russian Federation by January 1 of next year.

These 13 listed companies own 22 information resources.

“They must place on their website an electronic feedback form with Russian users, register a personal account on the Roskomnadzor website for interacting with authorities, and install a recommended attendance counter on the information resource,” the message says.

The RKN list includes Google LLC (including YouTube), Apple Distribution, Meta Platforms, Inc (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp), Twitter, TikTok, Telegram, Zoom, Viber, Spotify, Likeme Pte. ltd (Likee), as well as Discord, Pinterest, Twitch.

Earlier, Andrei Svintsov, deputy head of the State Duma committee on information policy, information technology and communications, called the law on "landing" technical.

In early November, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg upheld the decision to fine the American company Google for a record 2.4 million euros in 2017 for violating the EU's animonopoly rules.

According to experts, such a decision could further affect the work in the European Union and other IT companies, such as Amazon and Meta (formerly Facebook).

For its part, Google said that it will study the court's decision, however, it has been complying with all EU requirements since 2017, and also guarantees "billions of clicks for more than 700 comparison services".

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