Russia on Thursday fined Google RUB 3 million (roughly Rs. 30 lakhs) for violating private knowledge laws, Google’s first wonderful for that offence, Moscow’s Tagansky District Courtroom mentioned.
Google confirmed the wonderful and provided no additional remark.
The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Massive Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to take away banned content material and looking for to compel international tech companies to open places of work in Russia.
State communications regulator Roskomnadzor mentioned final month that Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, might be fined as much as RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 60 lakhs) for not storing the non-public knowledge of Russian customers in databases on Russian territory.
Russia has beforehand fined Google for not deleting banned content material. Google has additionally irked the Russian authorities by blocking some YouTube accounts owned by pro-Kremlin figures and media.
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