Google is having a bad week in Europe.
David Drummond, the search engine’s chief legal officer, was convicted along with two other execs in Italy today. The charges? Violating the privacy of a disabled boy because a video of him was posted on Google Video, the Wall Street Journal reports.
According the story, Drummond was sentenced to six months in jail, but any sentence under three years is automatically suspended. Does it mean Drummond won’t get to take vacations to Venice anymore?
It hardly needs to be said that the conviction wouldn’t fly in most of the world where web sites aren’t normally held responsible for what gets posted on them.
But there’s more.