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Court Overturns Executives’ Convictions

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

January 2, 2013

An Italian court has overturned the 2010 convictions of three Google executives, including lead privacy counsel Peter Fleischer and ex-CFO George Reyes. The executives had been given suspended six-month sentences over alleged privacy offences, GigaOm reports, involving a video posted online of an autistic boy being bullied. “We’re very happy that the verdict has been reversed and our colleagues’ names have been cleared,” said a Google spokesperson. “Of course, while we are delighted with the appeal, our thoughts continue to be with the family who have been through the ordeal.”
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