19 Oct 2021 15:40

Roskomnadzor plans to ask court to impose revenue-based fines on Google - regulator deputy head

MOSCOW. Oct 19 (Interfax) - Russian telecoms watchdog Roskomnadzor will file a lawsuit with a court asking it to order Google to pay revenue-based fines for its systematic failure to delete content that is illegal in Russia, Roskomnadzor deputy head Vadim Subbotin told reporters on Tuesday.

"Yes, as regards revenue-based fines, we plan to draw up reports on October 27 of this year against Google for its repeated failure to remove banned information," Subbotin said.

"I would call it systematic failure to abide by the requirements of Russian law to delete banned information," he said.

Such fines may amount to 1/10 to 1/20 of the company's annual revenue, "but it is up to the court to decide on the size of fines," Subbotin said.