The Italian communications watchdog AGCOM has been ordered by the Administrative Court of Lazio to withdraw its €750,000 fine against Google for information relating to gambling. Google Dignity Decree Italy
According to the court, Google did not violate the Dignity Decree of Italy.
All gambling advertising in Italy is prohibited by the Dignity Degree, which went into effect in 2019. Because YouTube and Google’s search results included links promoting gambling, AGCOM claimed that Google had broken the law.
Google, however, filed an appeal with the Lazio court and claimed that independent advertisers utilizing its platforms, not Google, were responsible for promoting the links.
The Lazio Court determined that Google had updated its advertising policies and had been “effective and competent” in eliminating content that promoted illicit gambling.
Italy is moving forward with reorganizing gambling. After the Italian Senate approved the nation’s Tax Delegation Law, Mario Lollobrigida, head of gaming at the Agency of Customs and Monopolies (ADM), would oversee the upcoming phase of planned gambling reforms in Italy.
By September 20th, the ADM is supposed to present a draft of the legislative decrees.
The Tax Delegation Law sought “to create a more transparent and accountable industry” by laying the groundwork for a restructuring of tax obligations and the implementation of new player protection measures. Google Dignity Decree Italy