Google wins landmark privacy ruling at ECJ

Tuesday, 24. September 2019 10:46

Alphabet Inc.’s Google Llc won a round in the legal battle with the French administrative regulatory body Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertes, or CNIL, which deals with privacy issues. The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that the technology giant based in California does not have to apply the right to be forgotten in global web searches.

The ruling means that the company does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data from its engine. CNIL previously fined the company €100,000 after it deleted search results with private information about a person only in the Google.fr domain, but not on Google.com.

Earlier this year, Maciej Szpunar, advocate general at the ECJ, issued an advisory opinion that the right to be forgotten should be limited inside the borders of the European Union.

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