The relationship between Google and Italy hasn’t always been an easy one. Four years ago, three managers at Google’s Italian subsidiary were found guilty of violating the country’s privacy laws after a video was posted on Google Video depicting a disabled person being bullied. The verdict was later overturned, but the trial made waves across the world. More recently, at the end of 2013, Democratic Party MP Francesco Boccia proposed a law introducing a so-called ‘web tax’ which would oblige internet companies that offer services to Italian users to set up a taxable entity in the country. The proposal was also known by the name of the ‘Google tax’, and was later pulled back by the Democrats.