March 26, 2019

Reuters: “Google Can Limit ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ to EU Countries”

From Reuters:

Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made in the European Union, an adviser to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday, backing an appeal by the U.S. search giant against a French fine.

European Court of Justice judges typically follow the advice of the advocate general, usually within two to four months, although they are not bound to do so.

Maciej Szpunar’s opinion was welcomed by Google, which locked horns with France’s privacy watchdog after being fined in 2016 for failing to delist sensitive information beyond the borders of the EU.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure that the right to be forgotten is effective for Europeans, including using geolocation to ensure 99 percent effectiveness,” Peter Fleischer, Google’s senior privacy counsel, said.

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See Also: Statement from the Court of Justice of the European Union
2 pages; PDF.

See Also: Full Text of Opinion

See Also: Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Will Be Staying in Europe (via New York)

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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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