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Google fined $7,521 for failure to comply with Russian legislation — watchdog

December 11, 2018, 13:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian telecom watchdog fined Google for non-compliance with the Federal State Information System

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MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor fined Google 500,000 rubles ($7,521) for non-compliance with Russian legislation - with the Federal State Information System, Head of the service Alexander Zharov told reporters on Tuesday.

"Google was fined 500,000 rubles ($7,521)," Zharov said, adding that the agency will continue to monitor the company for compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

"We will continue to seek compliance with Russian law. In the near future we will start the next administrative case against Google," he said.

Zharov reminded that the company did not connect in a timely manner to the Federal State Information System with the list of sites blocked in Russia.

In November, Roskomnadzor drew up a protocol on administrative violation.

Roskomnadzor said earlier that under the Russian law, search engine operators are obliged to exclude references to resources with illegal information from the search results. To do this, they must connect to the Federal State Information System containing a list of prohibited Internet resources.

Earlier, Roskomnadzor reported that Google could be fined 500,000-700,000 rubles ($7.521 - $10.545) for refusing to connect to the information system.

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