A court in Russia on Friday fined Google 7.2 billion rubles for publishing and not deleting content that the Russian government declared illegal. ($ 98 million) has been fined. Although Russia has fined several tech companies over the year for failing to comply with laws restricting its Internet content, Friday's ruling is the first time a Russian court has imposed fines based on a company's annual revenue.
It should also be noted that earlier this year a court in Russia fined Google 4 million rubles (equivalent to 54540) for refusing to remove illegal content. Dollars) fined. A spokesman for Russia's Communications, Information, Technology and Public Media Authority told Itar-Tass that Google has refused to remove non-coded content in Russia and will not remove 20 to 30 percent of its links.
It has recently been observed that the Russian government has imposed stricter policies on technology companies. Is. For example, the tech giant Samsung can no longer sell its clamshell smartphones in the country. The Korean company appears to have been banned from selling 61 different models of its handsets in Russia for patent infringement by SQWIN SA. SQWIN SA is a Swiss company that claims that Samsung Pay is based on the company's payment system.
The company filed a patent for the technology in Russia eight years ago, and Samsung introduced its exclusive payment system in 2015 and added Russia to the service in late 2016. It seems that this ruling could cause a lot of financial losses for Samsung, which is the second largest seller of smartphones in the Russian market. And mostly Americans want to establish their official office in Russia by 2022, so that they can follow the law that came into force on July 1 (July 10). If the technology giants do not follow the above law, they will face activity restrictions and eventually be removed from the Russian market. Russia has already taxed foreign companies for providing digital services, and has reduced taxes on local IT companies. Since the Russian market has generated huge revenues for technology companies, it seems that these companies are not interested in leaving Russia and will have to follow this law and the strict policies of the Russian government.
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