Google disagrees with French regulator's 'right to be forgotten' ruling

  • A ruling by France that the “right to be forgotten” needs to be applied across the world and not just in Europe is being defied by Google. 

    CNIL, the country’s privacy watchdog, had ordered the search giant to extend the right to be forgotten — giving people the right to have their posts removed from Google sites — worldwide.

    But Google says it “respectfully” disagrees with the French regulator’s authority to pass such an order, with the firm’s global privacy counsel describing the CNIL request as a “troubling development”.

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