The court transferred from Saratov to Moscow the case on the removal of the Tor browser from Google Play

The Saratov Regional Court did not satisfy the complaint of Google LLC regarding the decision of the Leninsky District Court of Saratov to transfer the case to remove the Tor Browser application from the Google Play store to the Moscow court.

“The decision of the Leninsky District Court is left unchanged, the complaint is dismissed,” Then24 reports, citing court data.

In July, the Leninsky District Court of Saratov granted the prosecutor’s claim and restricted access to the Tor browser in Russia.

In 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that introduces penalties for non-compliance with the law on anonymizers, services for bypassing blocked sites. According to document, for the issuance by search engines of links to anonymizers, citizens will be charged fines in the amount of 3 thousand to 5 thousand rubles. Officials face a fine of 30,000 to 50,000 rubles, and legal entities – from 500,000 to 700,000 rubles.

In December 2022, the court decision to ban the Tor anonymizer in Russia entered into force.

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