The Moscow workplace of American tech big Google was visited on Monday by bailiffs looking for to gather thousands and thousands of rubles in fines issued by Russian courts for numerous violations of the nation’s legal guidelines, it was revealed on Tuesday.
According to Telegram channel Mash, which obtained a video of the interplay, the bailiffs arrived on the workplace and have been met by the receptionist, who was the one one there. She then referred to as a lawyer, who informed the officers that the constructing was the workplace of OOO Google – a Russian entity – moderately than Google LLC, which is predicated in California.
The lawyer informed the bailiffs to go to the US workplace to gather the fines.
“Regarding the documents, if it relates to OOO Google, which is registered in the Russian Federation, we as lawyers can accept them by proxy,” he defined. “If it concerns Google LLC, that company is in the US.”
OOO is the native equal of an LLC, a restricted legal responsibility firm.
The Russian courts have repeatedly fined Google giant sums on the request of digital watchdog Roskomnadzor, based mostly on accusations that the US tech big has refused to take away banned data.
It has additionally been informed to pay cash for refusing to retailer Russian customers’ information within the nation, a authorized requirement.
Overall, Google’s complete quantity of fines in Russia exceeds 32 million rubles ($439,000).
Google has, nevertheless, paid a few of the cash demanded by the authorities. Last month, Roskomnadzor revealed that the American firm had coughed up 3.5 million rubles up to now – about 10% of the quantity owed to the Russian taxpayer.
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