Wednesday, July 19, 2017

EU Court to Rule on ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Outside Europe

Honestly, it makes me wonder why Google is fighting this so hard. What's wrong with complying with a person's request to be "forgotten?"

The EU Court of Justice will now have to decide whether links should be purged from internet searches in one country, across the EU or globally. It will also have to rule whether Google should be required to block users from seeing the links. These questions were put to it by France’s Conseil d’Etat, the country’s highest administrative court, in a dispute between Google and the French privacy watchdog over what Google’s responsibility is for pulling information from the web.