Russian Regulator Moves Against Google

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Nov 30, 2018

Roskomnadzor confirms it has lodged a case against search engine giant alleging failure to comply with local requirement to purge illegal Russian gambling domains

The fractious relationship between Russian telecomms watchdog Roskomnadzor and search engine giant Google reached a new low this week when the regulator filed charges against the search engine, alleging that it has failed to comply with local requirements to purge information on what the Russians regard as illegal online gambling domains and companies.

Roskomnadzor is insisting that Google must connect with the federal state information system and take action against the companies and domains blacklisted there (the numbers soar ever-higher by the month and now number in the tens of thousands).

The watchdog’s filing follows months of talks and threats at the highest levels of Roskomnadzor-Google management in attempts to get Google on-board the Russian initiative against operators accessing the market without a licence.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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