A Russian court fined Google $ 260,000 for the reason …

A Russian court on Thursday said it fined Alphabet’s Google search engine 15 million rubles ($ 260,000) for repeatedly failing to comply with Russian law requiring technology companies to locate user data.

Russia has imposed several fines on foreign tech companies in recent years for a variety of abuses, in a measure that critics say is an attempt by Moscow to increase its control over the Internet.

Google declined to comment.

Russia has restricted access to the main ones social network of Twitter and Meta Platforms like Facebook and Instagram, but Google and its YouTube are still available today despite the pressure they face.

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow said it had imposed the fine for what it described as Google’s repeated failure to store users’ personal data.
Russians in databases on Russian soil. Google moved some of its employees out of Russia after Moscow sent troops in Ukraine on 24
February .

Russia imposed a fine of 1.5 million rubles on the photo-sharing application (LikeMe) for the first time. The officials in the application could not be reached for comment.

Google may not be in unable to pay the fine since its subsidiary in Russia announced plans to declare bankruptcy in May after authorities seized her bank account.

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