Google fined Rs. 1.36cr for violating Russian data storage laws
A Moscow court has imposed a fine of 15 million roubles (approximately Rs. 1.36 crore) on Google due to its persistent refusal to store data of Russian users on local servers. The ongoing conflict between Russia and foreign tech companies has escalated since Russia's military intervention in Ukraine in February 2022. Google's Russian branch has faced scrutiny for not removing content considered illegal by Moscow and limiting access to certain Russian media on YouTube.