Italian Prosecutors to Charge Google Execs over Third-Party Content

Jul 29, 2008

Four Google executives may be standing trial over failing to monitor third-party content posted to their Italian language site. It was reported that Italian prosecutors are preparing to file charges in a two-year old case against the Google employees over a video uploaded to Google's Italian site. Prosecutors are expected to charge the executives for defamation and violation of privacy after they failed to control the content of the site. Under EU rules and Italian law, the company is not required to monitor third party content on its sites, but takes down any offensive material when it is notified.