Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday December 21, 2012

Italian Court Overturns Google Convictions

Remember the three Google executives who were held criminally responsible for a video that showed a disabled teen being bullied? The court of appeals in Italy has overturned the convictions.

The appellate ruling throws out the convictions against Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer, its senior vice president and chief legal officer David Drummond and retired chief financial officer George Reyes. The verdict raised concerns that Internet platforms could be forced to police their content and put European privacy concerns in contrast with the freewheeling nature of the Internet. Google said it removed the video in question within two hours of being notified by authorities.