Google fights global expansion of the EU’s right to be forgotten


Google is fighting French lawyers in the European Union court to avoid expanding the scope of “right to be forgotten” judgment globally. The company said that broadening the scope is “completely unenvisagable” and “imposing on the values of different countries.” To recap, the right to be forgotten allows someone to request Google to take down links about them, which are obsolete or irrelevant. However, this applies only to URLs of EU countries. The global expansion of this judgment would mean that Google will have to hide results related to that person for users across the world. French watchdog the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des…

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