According to online sources, Italy’s Communications Guarantee Authority, the industry’s regulator and antitrust body, has fined American company Google €750,000 for violating a ban on gambling advertising. About that writes Reuters news agency.
Google was reportedly fined for running banned ads related to gambling and cash prizes on the YouTube platform. At the same time, the regulator also fined Top Ads, the creator of advertising content that violated the country’s applicable laws. Top Ads was fined €700,000. Google officials have not yet commented on the matter.
Earlier this week, Google announced a series of changes to its current Play Store policies for app developers. Changes aimed at strengthening the fight against intrusive advertising in Android applications and cloning of popular mobile products will soon come into force.