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Google Chiefs To Face Prosecutorial Appeal in Video Case

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

April 18, 2013

Google’s Senior Vice President David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer Peter Fleischer and Chief Privacy Counsel George Reyes head back to Italy to face an appeal brought by the prosecutor of a 2010 case over alleged privacy offences involving a video posted to the now-defunct Google Video service. The executives were originally given suspended six-month sentences, which were then overturned. The report states the prosecutor will now appeal the case to the Italian Court of Cassation arguing that employees can be responsible for content uploaded by users and that services should be responsible for pre-screening user-created content.
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