I just read the following quote from Google's Andrea Faville on SearchEngineRoundTable.com......
"Moving forward, we will restrict ad serving on pages that misrepresent, misstate or conceal information about the publisher, the publisher’s content or the primary purpose of the web property," Quote from here (the post is from November 2016).
There are an awful lot of sites on the web that publish no trace of an owner, no contact information, and no way to submit any type of communication to the person who publishes.
A lot of these sites are run by pirates who steal content and make money from it by running ads. Not publishing contact info is a great way to make it difficult for content owners to get in touch with them. These sites usually have hidden Whois information too.
I will be surprised if Google starts turning off Adsense ads on sites that have no public trace of an owner, but if they decide to do it, I will be happy about it.
That post on SER was from November, 2016. I am still seeing lots of sites with pirated content, no contact info and hidden whois.
(sorry about the error in the title... I tried to edit but the forum doesn't allow you to edit the title of a post)
Edited by EGOL, 16 March 2017 - 01:26 AM.