23 Dec 2020 18:04

Moscow court finds Google, YouTube guilty in breach of privacy over video depicting minor

MOSCOW. Dec 23 (Interfax) - Moscow's Tagansky District Court has granted a motion by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) against Google LLC and YouTube by finding them guilty in a breach of privacy law.

"The respondents' actions have been found unlawful and violating the people's right to personal and family privacy," court spokesperson Zulfiya Gurinchuk told Interfax.

Roskomnadzor had brought the case to the court in the interests of the mother of a school student who asked Roskomnadzor to protect the rights of her underage daughter shown in a YouTube video.

"The information circulated via the Internet on the relevant Internet page has been identified as information processed in violation of the Russian law on personal data. The said court ruling serves as grounds to include the Internet page in question in the register of violators of the rights of personal data subjects," the court said.