Eric Sylvers reports:
Lawyers for Google rested their case in defense of four executives charged in Italy with failing to comply with privacy laws, telling a judge that the company has a mechanism in place to rapidly remove objectionable video from its site.
Italian prosecutors had argued at a hearing last month that Google, based in Mountain View, California, was negligent because the video remained on Google’s Italian-language video service for two months in 2006. Google did not dispute that in court. Mr. Pisapia and Mr. Vaciago argued that the company should not be held liable for not having known earlier that the video was on its site.
The prosecutors will respond to Google’s defense on Jan. 27. If only limited new material is presented, a ruling could come that day or soon after.
Read more in The New York Times.