Google in Russia Paid All Fines for Not Removing Prohibited Content

Google in Russia has paid all fines, decisions on which have come into force. The exact amount is not disclosed in Google.

However, according to the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, the company paid 32.5 million rubles.

Google has paid all the fines that have come into force, within the timeframe provided for payment.

Roskomnadzor has repeatedly accused Google of not deleting information prohibited in the Russian Federation. Also, the company may face a turnover fine in the amount of 1/20 to 1/10 of the annual turnover in the Russian Federation for systematic violations.

In addition to Google, Roskomnadzor also accuses other technology companies of similar violations. Thus, the total amount of fines for Facebook reached more than 80 million rubles, Twitter – more than 45 million rubles, Telegram – 35 million rubles.

Dan Taylor
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