Russian NGO’s suit against Google over links removal set for June 21
MOSCOW, April 25 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Commercial Court will consider on June 21 an application filed by SOVA Center for Information and Analysis against Google seeking recovery of links removed from search results under the law on information protection, according to court records.
On August 22, the court returned the SOVA's lawsuit against Google citing some violation of the required complaint procedure on the part of the NGO as concerned the settlement of its dispute with the defending party. Earlier, it was reported that RosKomSvoboda NGO had filed an application against Google on SOVA’s behalf.
According to SOVA, in March and April 2016 Google officially informed the Center that the search engine had to delete links to information from its website connected with news dated by 2006, 2008 and 2010.
The applicant claims that Google’s actions curtails the organization’s right to freedom of information.
The SOVA Center is engaged in information and research activities in the realm of problems related to nationalism and xenophobia; social and religious relations; political radicalism; development of liberal values; and human rights protection in Russia.