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Google Fined Rs. 30 lakhs for Violating Personal Data Law, Its First Fine for the Offense

The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big Tech.

Highlights

  • Google fined approx. Rs. 30Lakhs
  • Google violated personal data legislation.
  • Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, could be fined up to RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 60 lakhs) for not storing the personal data of Russian users.

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Google has fined approximately Rs. 30 lakhs for violating personal data legislation on Thursday by Russia. Google’s first fine for that offense, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court said.

Google confirmed the fine and make no further comment.

The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants for failing to remove banned content and seeking to compel foreign tech firms to open offices in Russia.

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Last month that Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, could be fined up to RUB 6 million (roughly Rs. 60 lakhs) for not storing the personal data of Russian users in databases on Russian territory said State communications regulator Roskomnadzor.

Russia has previously fined Google for not deleting banned content. Google has also irked the Russian authorities by blocking some YouTube accounts owned by pro-Kremlin figures and media.

Himanshu Daksh

Himanshu Daksh is Admin of AskUsTech and an Engineer from Electrical and Electronics branch and also interested in making useful articles on interesting topics, he loves to interact with the internet and people. He loves singing and sketching and yes blogging, it feels good to write about yourself as a third person.

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