The American company Google has filed appeals against three decisions of the magistrate, in accordance with which it was fined 6 million rubles for refusing to remove content prohibited in the Russian Federation. This was reported on September 28 in the Tagansky Court of Moscow.
“The court received complaints from Google LLC about three decisions of the magistrate on August 19. The date of the court hearings has not yet been set, ”the court told TASS.
On September 10, the Moscow Magistrates’ Court reported that Google could face a fine of 4 million rubles for refusing to remove prohibited content. The company is charged with an offense under Part 2 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (“Failure to delete information by the owner of an information resource on the Internet, if the obligation to delete it is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation”). The maximum penalty for legal entities is a fine of 800 to 4 million rubles.
Earlier, on August 26, Roskomnadzor (RKN) said that in 2021 Google received fines in the Russian Federation in the amount of 32.5 million rubles, while of which it paid only 3.5 million.The company did not pay fines for not deleting prohibited information (11 protocols, a fine totaling 26 million rubles) and a fine of 3 million rubles for refusing to localize the personal data of Russian citizens in the country.
In July, the company received the first fine of 3 million rubles for violating the law on compulsory localization of data of Russians in the Russian Federation.
Earlier on Tuesday, Facebook asked a court in Russia to defer payment of the RUB 26 million fine due to “technical problems.” On May 25, it became known that the company was fined 26 million rubles in total for not removing the prohibited content. In total, the court considered eight protocols. Postponement applications will be reviewed on September 29th.
On February 1, a law came into force in Russia, according to which social networks must themselves identify and block prohibited content. In the absence of an opportunity to independently assess the unlawfulness of the content within 24 hours, the administration of the social network must send the data to Roskomnadzor.