Russia's communications regulator is looking to slap Google with an up to $240 million fine

Peter, 19 October 2021

Russia’s communications regulator, Roskomnadzor, issued fines totaling RUB 32.5 million ($458,000) to Google for not deleting content that was deemed illegal. However, the company has not paid those fines yet, so now the regulator is planning to take the search giant to court, reports Reuters.

Roskomnadzor will seek between 5% and 20% of Google’s turnover in Russia. Last year Google brought in RUB 85.5 billion from the country, so those 5-20% work out to between $60-240 million.

Russia's communications regulator is looking to slap Google with an up to $240 million fine

The regulator announced earlier this month that it is seeking to slap Facebook with a similar turnover fine, now it’s preparing to do the same to Google. The case against Google will be sent to the court on the 27th, the court session is planned for November 8.

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