Google execs finally head for court over bullying video


ComputerWeekly.com
Four Google executives are to appear before an Italian court tomorrow in a trial that could affect the future of online video-sharing services.

The trial, which has been delayed several times after it began February, relates to a video posted on Google’s Italian video sharing website in 2006 of four teenagers mocking a disabled classmate.

The video was viewed thousands of times over a two-month period before being removed by Google after the Italian government and police intervened.

After a two-year investigation, Italian authorities charged the four Google executives with failing to protect personal data.

Google’s global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer, chief legal officer David Drummond, former CFO George Reyes, and a former London-based Google Video executive face up to 36 months in prison if found guilty. Full story.

Related article: Financial Times

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