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France rejects Google's appeal on right to be forgotten

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 21, 2015.

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    France's privacy regulator has rejected Google's request that it just forget about a ruling extending the "right to be forgotten" to all Google's websites, not just those with European domain names.

    The decision requires Google to close a loophole that enabled searchers to defeat a judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last year.

    The CJEU recognized the right to be forgotten in May 2014, allowing people to ask search engines to not display certain links resulting from a search on their name.

    The CJEU case was triggered by a Spanish lawyer asking that Google no longer respond to a search on his name with links to a years-old administrative announcement in a local newspaper concerning the court-ordered auction of his property to pay debts.

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