Judge Delays Google Italian Privacy Violation Trial

 
 
By Roy Mark  |  Posted 2009-02-03 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three years after a user posted a video to Google's Italian site showing a Down syndrome teenager being terrorized by fellow students, four Google executives are facing individual criminal charges. The executives face three-year prison sentences for defamation and failing to properly control content on the Google site. Google executives charged in the case include David C. Drummond, Google's senior vice president and chief counsel; Peter Fleischer, the search giant's global privacy counsel; former Google Chief Financial Officer George Reyes; and a fourth, unidentified former executive who worked at Google Video in London.


The defendants include David C. Drummond, Google's senior vice president and chief counsel; Peter Fleischer, the search giant's global privacy counsel; former Google Chief Financial Officer George Reyes; and a fourth, unidentified former executive who worked at Google Video in London.

In Fleischer's case, he is thought to be the first privacy official to face criminal sanctions for his company's actions,


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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