Prigogine refused to sue the “Yandex” for the “right to be forgotten”

Restaurateur Eugene Prigogine

Kuibyshev district court of St.-Petersburg has made the decision to discontinue the proceedings on the claim of restaurateur Eugene Prigogine, who demanded from “Yandex” to exclude from search engine links to some of the media materials. Maria Vasilyeva, the judge stopped the proceedings because the plaintiff refused the claim, reports “Rosbalt”.

The representative Prigogine Igor Yeliseyev has explained the withdrawal of the suit by the fact that to achieve the guaranteed “right to oblivion” was too difficult. “The process of proof is very complicated, moreover, in the process, more and more inflated and exaggerated”, he said.

According to Yeliseyev, to change the “law of forgetting” to file any new claims Prigogine plans. “Mail.ru we have already solved the problem, Google for us unprincipled. We may revisit this issue after amendments to the law”, he said.

The court has already ruled on 11 claims of Prigogine, explained the press service of “Yandex” of RBC. The denial of the plaintiff’s lawsuit is the second, in four cases the court ruled in favor of “Yandex”, and in five left the claim without consideration due to the absence of plaintiffs or non-compliance with the law in the direction of the initial statements in the “Yandex”

Earlier it was reported that Prigogine has filed 15 lawsuits to “Yandex” and another three to Mail.Ru Group and Google with the requirement not to show users belonging to them search engine links on a number of media materials. Businessman, in particular, did not suit the mention of his name in conjunction with the so-called factory trolls from Olgino and contracts of the defense Ministry.

On 18 may, the court dismissed two claims Prigogine OOO “e-Mail.<url>” (a Russian legal entity Mail.Ru Group), and 26 may have left without moving his complaint to Google.

As he wrote RBC, Evgeny Prigozhin, a longtime friend of President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials. A member of the group associated with the businessman of companies “Concord catering” since the mid 1990-ies spent more than 15 thousand events and served more than 1.5 million visitors. The services of a catering company, Prigogine used, for example, event organizers in St. Petersburg and the Davos economic forums and the forum Russia” of Sberbank. Firma Konkord-M” is one of the main suppliers of power to control the Affairs of the President of Russia: in 2012-2015, the company signed 22 contracts worth about 128 million rubles.

The company “Megaline” is also related, as he wrote RBC, Prigogine, should build the military base in Valuiki Belgorod region, the cost of this contract 3.3 billion rubles, follows from the documents published on the procurement website. In addition, firms associated with the group “Concord”, doing the cleaning for the objects of the defense Ministry and the power supply for the Russian army.