Italian Watchdog Fines Google €100,000 For Breaching Ad Decree

  • Regulator fines tech giant €100,000 for affiliate ad
  • Latest in growing list of fines for breaching rules

Italy’s communications authority has hit Google with a €100,000 penalty for violating the country’s gambling advertising ban.

Regulator AGCOM said it had imposed the fine on Google Ireland Ltd — which runs the Google Ads service — because the search engine had allowed the paid advert of a French betting affiliate website,, on its results page.

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