CASE COMMENTS: REGULATIONS – ONLINE ADVERTISING SERVICES – EXTRATERRITORIALITY – ITALY

Gambling: The Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) fines one of the main online advertising operator for violating the rules on advertising of games and bets (Google)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 22 October 2020, the Council of the Italian Communications Authority ["AGCOM"] imposed an administrative fine of EUR 100 000 on Google for violation of the ban on gambling advertising (https://www.agcom.it/documents/10179/20239702/Delibera+541-20-CONS/437a3135-8b8b-4ad4-a01b-2aaae894c30c?version=1.0). Google, the owner of the indexing and promotion service for websites Google Ads, had allowed the dissemination, against payment of a fee, of links that redirect users to a site that carries out gambling activities with cash winnings, in violation of the regulations in force. The decision is interesting, firstly because of the analysis carried out by the

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  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
  • University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas

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Francesco Martucci, Filippo Barzagli, Gambling: The Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) fines one of the main online advertising operator for violating the rules on advertising of games and bets (Google), 22 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99268, pp. 210-211

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