Google fined by Russia over non-compliance with search results law

search giant, Google have fined 500,000 roubles ($7,530) by the Russia on Tuesday, over the tech company's failure to comply with  legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, TASS news agency says.

Last month, a civil case was opened against Google for not joining the country's registry which contain lists of banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law.

TASS reports that the head of Russia's communications watchdog Roscomnadzor, Alexander Zharov, threatened a new case against Google if it did not fall in line with the law.

In Russia, tougher internet laws have been introduced in the the past five years, which required search engines to delete some search results, messaging services to share encryption keys with security services, and social networks to store Russian users' personal data on servers within the country.

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