Russia moves against Google

News on 12 Dec 2018

Russian telecomms watchdog Roskomnadzor made good on its threats to move against Google Tuesday, imposing a US$7,500 penalty on the internet giant for failing to connect its Russian search results with the Russian national federal state information system.

That blacklist, which is continuously growing, has tens of thousands of blacklisted Russian domains and currently comprises over 100,000 entries.

The penalty is well below the maximum US$700,000 allowable under Russian law and comes after repeated official warnings to Google.

Roskomnadzor chief Alexander Zharov said Tuesday that his officials had gone to great lengths to explain the requirements of Russian law to their counterparts at Google, and warned that further cases could be opened against Google in the event of continued non-compliance.

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