Monday 23 November 2020

Russia opens case against US tech giant Google

Russia has opened a case against USA tech giant Google for failing to remove banned content from its search engine. The watchdog Roskomnadzor said Google was not removing up to 30% of what it called "dangerous content."

It opened "administrative proceedings" that could lead to a court case and a fine of up to 5 million roubles ($65,670).

Has Google paid any EU fines?

On 20 March 2019, the European Commission imposed a fine of 1.49 € billion on Google for abusive practices in online advertising.

European Union vs. Google cases are interesting.

Since 2010, the European Union has launched three separate antitrust investigations into Google for violating the EU's competition laws due to its dominant position in the market. These cases have resulted in formal charges against Google related to Google Shopping, Google AdSense and the Android operating system. To date, Google has been found guilty of antitrust behavior in the cases related to Google AdSense and Android, and has been fined over €8 billion. In addition, the European Union has also launched a full investigation of Google's proposed acquisition of the fitness tracker and wearable health company Fitbit, under the EU Merger Regulation. The final decision on this investigation is expected to be announced by December 9, 2020.

Read more about it here: European Union vs. Google:

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