Dec 062011
 December 6, 2011  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

I’m not sure if I missed some development while I was away for a few days or this is just a delayed response on Google’s part, but the San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Google will begin an appeal as soon as January of a conviction by an Italian court of two managers and a former executive for violating privacy laws, said Peter Fleischer, the company’s global privacy counsel and a defendant in the case.

The three were convicted in February by a Milan court on charges related to a clip uploaded to Google Video in 2006 by a group of Turin school students, who filmed themselves bullying an autistic classmate. Milan Judge Oscar Magi ruled that Fleischer; David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president of corporate development; and a former chief financial officer, were guilty of privacy violations. They were sentenced to six-month terms, which were suspended.


I covered the case on this blog previously, and am really curious as to why an appeal would be filed now. Anyone have additional information that would explain this?

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