EU court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue

Interesting and important ruling in Europe about the obligations of search engines to remove documents from search:

BRUSSELS (AP) — Google won a major case in the European Union on Tuesday, when the bloc’s top court ruled that the U.S. internet giant doesn’t have to extend the EU’s “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines outside the region.

The case stems from a 2014 ruling that said people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. They can ask Google, for example, to remove a link. The French regulator then wanted that rule applied to all of Google’s domains, even outside the EU, and asked the EU’s top for advice.

The ECJ said Tuesday that there “is no obligation under EU law for a search engine operator” to extend the rule beyond the EU states.

Read more: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/eu-court-rules-in-favor-of-google-on-search-engine-issue

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