Russia slaps $100m fine on Google America


Google, the American web search giant, was technically penalized $100m by Russian government for failing to adhere to its state prevailing laws. Sources state that the Putin led government decided to impose a hefty fine on Google, as it failed to remove the content that was deemed to be inappropriate to Russian web service seekers.

Thus, the announced penalty is the largest fine ever slapped by a Russian court in the history and will represent over 6.7% revenue earned by the internet juggernaut from Russian Federation in one year.

It also hints that the Putin led nation is slowly trying to suspend western services on its soil by acting strict on the companies operating from the west.

From the past few weeks, a certain section of the media is articulating some news posts stating Moscow to block social networking websites on its soil from early next year. And the published content claims that decision was taken for disregarding the country’s laws regarding Russian Cyber Space.

Additionally, government officials at Moscow are also intending to make the social media company operate locally by having a physical office in their region by January 1st, 2022; a move that was mimicked by the Russian authorities by copying it from China.

Coming back to this news post, Google has been given a period of 10 days to appeal against the penalty and it intends to react to the news after studying the court document in detail.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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