20 Jul Google Faces Top EU Court Over Conflict On Right To Be Forgotten
Paris, France — The top EU court is anticipated to rule if Google must delist specific search results worldwide to follow an initial ruling set by the administrative court of France on privacy regulations.
In March 2016, the tech giant was fined $115,000 for not removing certain search engine results beyond national perimeters. Google reasoned that freedom of expression and right to privacy must strike a balance, saying that results removal must remain within the countries that hold those privacy laws.
However, French data security firm CNIL said that delisting information must be done on a global scale, which is within range of the right to be forgotten. They urged Google to take out insignificant search results that appear under people’s names.
As of 2016, Google has began removing certain results for all countries as well as Google.com, which works when the query comes from that country that made the request.