Milan Court Finds Google Executives Criminally Liable: Why the Ruling is Controversial

more+
less-

On February 24, 2010, a Milan court found three senior Google executives criminally liable for data protection violations in relation to an offensive video that was posted on the Google Video site and remained available to users to view for two months. The sentencing of the executives made news headlines, in a rare case of an Internet service provider being held responsible for content uploaded onto its site by users. Below, we examine the ruling and address some of the key comments made by the judge and the President of the Garante, the Italian data protection authority, Mr. Francesco Pizzetti, in relation to the ruling.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Business Organization Updates, Criminal Law Updates, International Trade Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Morrison & Foerster LLP | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »