Google Trial in Italy starts

Thu 1 October 2009 09:02, Bas van den Beld

Google Trial in Italy starts

Italy is probably not the country which Google likes best at the moment. They have been under siege there afer the Italian anti-trust agency decided to do an investigation after allegations were made that Google is abusing their dominant position.

But meanwhile there is another case under the hammer which has been waiting for its decision day. Four Google bosses have been waiting for their trial since February.

Four executives are facing jail time after being charged with with defamation and failure to exercise control over personal data. In simple words: they didn't pull back a video in which a disabled kid being bullied by other kids soon enough.

The trial on the case has begun in Milan this week. The four employees facing the judge believe they are innocent. All employees are part of the managing board of Google Italy: David Carl Drummond, head of Google Italy's managing board; George De Los Reyes, a board member; Peter Fleitcher, in charge of privacy protection in Europe; and Arvind Desikan, who is a former Google Video marketing employee.

Google's lawyer states the video was controlled in the US and removed as soon as it was brought to Google's attention.

If convicted the executives could face up to three years in jail.


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  • What ever happened with this Google Trial??

    Ma 10 jan 2011, 21:52

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