INDUSTRIES, MEDIA | Italian Media regulator starts proceedings aimed at establishing age determination measures to be adopted by operators of pornographic websites and platforms

On 10 January 2024, the Italian media regulator (“AGCOM”) issued Resolution No. 9/2024/CONS, whereby it started the preliminary proceedings aimed at issuing a final decision determining the technical age verification measures that website operators and providers of video-sharing platforms disseminating pornographic images and videos in Italy are required to adopt. The obligation for operators of pornographic websites and platforms to adopt age verification measures in order to prevent access to this type of content by minors was introduced by Article 13-bis of Law-Decree No. 123 of 15 September 2023, which instructed AGCOM to issue the relevant implementing regulations. The proceedings will last 60 days, subject to possible suspensions and extensions which may be decided by AGCOM with motivated resolution.

Newsletter n. 93 – February 2024