October 17, 2021

Right to Be Forgotten: “In Google Privacy Case, Europe’s Highest Court to Decide on Future of the Web”

From Politico Europe:

The future of the internet was put on trial Tuesday when Europe’s highest court was charged with deciding if the region’s tough privacy rules should apply solely within the 28-member bloc or across the entire world wide web.

Over seven hours of hearings, the European Court of Justice heard evidence from Google, France’s data protection agency, as well as from a number of EU countries and freedom of speech advocates in a legal case involving the region’s so-called right to be forgotten.

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In a 2014 ruling, the Luxembourg court ruled that anyone with ties to the European Union could request that search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing service remove links about them, under certain circumstances.

Now, the same judges must decide if that privacy decision should be limited to within the EU’s borders, or if search engines are required to remove that information from results anywhere in the world.

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See Also: Google Fights Plan To Extend ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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