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Russia: Google in trouble for failing to remove banned websites

 |  November 26, 2018
Russia’s internet watchdog, Roskomnadzor, is looking to fine Google for failing to remove banned websites from its search results, reported Reuters. The regulator is also seeking to have Google join a state registry that lists websites banned by the country.

Russia is reportedly planning to enact harsher penalties for tech companies that break its laws. Three sources told Reuters that the country may soon be able to fine firms up to 1% of their annual revenue in Russia if found to be in violation of Russian regulations.

A final decision in the case will be made in December, the watchdog announced.

Over the past five years, Russia has introduced tougher internet laws that require search engines to delete some search results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services, and social networks to store Russian users’ personal data on servers within the country.

Full Content: Reuters
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