Bailiffs came to the Moscow office of Google, located in the Balchug Plaza business center, Mash reported and confirmed by the source familiar with the situation. Google declined to comment.
At the moment, the total amount of Google fines in Russia exceeds 32 million rubles. The company received them, among other things, for not removing content prohibited in Russia under Part 2 and Part 4 of Art. 13.41 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (the owner of an information resource on the Internet does not delete information if the obligation to delete it is provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation). Meeting on a new fine under this article in the amount of 4 million rubles. will be held at the Moscow Magistrates’ Court on September 29.
Also, Google, like other foreign companies including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, received a fine under Part 8 of Art. 13.11 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation for refusing to localize personal data of Russians on the territory of Russia. According to the law, foreign companies must localize the personal data of Russians – that is, ensure the recording, systematization, storage and retrieval of this data on the territory of the country. On July 29, Google received a fine of RUB 3 million. for violation of this requirement.
One of the most high-profile court cases involving the company remains the case that the TV channel Tsargrad started against Google after the blocking of its YouTube channel (owned by Google). The Moscow Arbitration Court on April 13 recognized the blocking as illegal, although Google explained this by compliance with the sanctions regime (the owner of the TV channel, Konstantin Malofeev, is under US sanctions). As a punishment, the Russian court ruled to recover from the company a progressive judicial forfeit, the starting value of which is 100 thousand rubles. for each day of non-execution of a judicial act with the condition of a weekly increase in the amount by two times.
Google is also regularly brought to administrative responsibility for inappropriate advertising: in 2021, the company was fined four times for a total of 800 thousand rubles. The company has already paid these fines.
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