Roskomnadzor filed an administrative case on Google for failure to comply with the law on blocking

The agency has already threatened the company with a fine of half a million rubles.

Roskomnadzor has accused Google of failure to comply with Russian laws, in particular the federal law “On Information”. The agency has drawn up an administrative protocol for the company for refusing to connect the registry of prohibited resources (FGIS) and start excluding them from the search results.

  • The protocol was compiled under Part 1 of Article 13.40 of the Administrative Code (non-performance of duties by the search engine operator). According to him, Google faces a fine from 500 to 700 thousand rubles. A fine can only be assigned to a court that is scheduled for December;
  • In late October, Roskomnadzor said it would penalize Google for this amount for not connecting to the registry. The Russian office of Google in a conversation with TJ declined to comment on fines;
  • According to the law “On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection”, search engines are obliged to exclude websites blocked in Russia from search results;
  • In the summer of 2018, a law on fines for search engines for links to prohibited sites and VPN services came into force in Russia . Google became the first search engine fined under the new law.
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