Google paid a fine of half a million rubles

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Today it became known that Google paid a fine in the amount of 500 thousand rubles. He was discharged by Roskomnadzor for non-compliance with the law on the removal of search links to sites with information prohibited in the Russian Federation. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

“Google paid a fine. The money was credited, ”said Vadim Ampelonsky, a spokesman for Roskomnadzor. The fine was issued on December 11th last year. The corporation had 10 days to appeal this decision.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor stated that if the company did not pay the first fine, a second administrative case would be initiated, with a fine of 700 thousand rubles.

Failure to comply with these requirements constitutes an administrative offense (Part 1 of Article 13.40 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation). The sanction of this article provides for legal entities a fine in the amount of from 500 to 700 thousand rubles.

In January of this year, Vadim Ampelonsky also announced the re-sending to the corporation of the requirement to join the Federal State Information System for filtering content prohibited in Russia.

The law obliging search services to connect to a single registry of prohibited information and filter search results from sites that are in this registry, entered into force on October 1, 2018.

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