Google has threatened to disable its internet search in Australia. The company is not satisfied with the new law that the authorities of this country are planning to adopt, writes the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
In Australia, a regulation is being drafted that requires tech giants to negotiate content fees with local publishers and broadcasters. In the absence of an agreement, the price will be determined by an arbitrator appointed by the state, writes RIA Novosti.
Mel Silva, regional director for Google, said the company did not see a way in which it could continue to provide its services in Australia. In turn, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the government will not respond to threats.
Earlier it was reported that the French National Commission on Informatics and Civil Liberties (CNIL) issued a record fine of 100 million euros to the American corporation Google for the fact that this global provider violated the laws of the Fifth Republic in the field of personal data protection. The point is that Google did not ask for the prior consent of visitors before the so-called online trackers (aka cookies), which allow tracking the behavior of people, « settled » on their computers. The company was also unable to provide information about its intentions in terms of the use of the collected data.