Date: 2 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Reuters: the authorities of Russia plan to increase penalties for Google, Facebook and other IT companies


The Presidential Administration wants that penalties reached several million rubles, now they do not exceed several hundred thousands of rubles. The Presidential Administration and Roskomnadzor prepare the amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences assuming increase in penalties for the technological companies for violation of the Russian legislation. Writes Reuters with reference to three sources, including in the Russian and foreign Internet companies about it. With adoption of amendments the Russian authorities will be able to fine the technological companies for 1% of annual revenues in Russia, but it is not less than for 1.5 million rubles. The revenue of the Russian division of Google, LLC Google, in 2017 was 45.2 billion rubles - in that case the penalty for it can make 450.2 million rubles. Under new rules both the foreign, and Russian companies, including search engines (Google and "Yandex"), online stores, mobile network operators, social networks, news aggregators, VPN services, messengers (Telegram and WeChat) and also services from the register of organizers of dissemination of information can get. The Kremlin did not respond Reuters to the request. Roskomnadzor said that department does not participate in development of bills. Representatives of the large companies getting under new rules did not begin to comment on amendments. Now the Russian authorities can punish the foreign technological companies a penalty for issue of references to the blocked websites, for refusal to store data of the Russian users on servers in Russia or to transfer enciphering keys from correspondence. For comparison, now the penalty for Google for refusal to remove from search issue of the reference to the websites blocked in Russia cannot exceed 700 thousand rubles. The EXCLUSIVE Russia plans to increase sharply penalties for...

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