Google challenges dismissal of its claim against Russian communications watchdog
MOSCOW, September 10 (RAPSI) — Google LLC has filed an appeal against the dismissal of its claim against Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor seeking to establish that the agency unlawfully restricted access to 12 YouTube links it said demonstrated illegal content, RAPSI was told in the Moscow Commercial Court.
The American corporation seeks that the court declared unlawful the move of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) aimed at the restriction of access to an information resource on the basis of the notifications issued by the agency.
According to Anton Gorelkin, a member of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Google's claim against Roskomnadzor is a manifestation of a positive trend that is the recognition of Russian laws by foreign IT platforms.
The lawmaker believes that Google may have been influenced by the introduction to the Duma of a bill on the "landing" of foreign Internet platforms. It may be they themselves came to the idea of working in Russia according to Russian rules. In any case, the game is being played in the legal field and on behalf of Google’s American headquarters. This is exactly how it should be, the parliamentarian concluded.