About: right to be forgotten

Digital 24-09-2019

Google wins landmark ‘right to be forgotten’ case in blow for privacy advocates

Google has fended off a landmark legal challenge from the French data protection authority after the EU's top court ruled that the search engine giant does not have to apply 'right to be forgotten' rules globally.
Digital 10-01-2019

Right to be forgotten should be limited to EU, top court says in Google case

The EU's "right to be forgotten" ruling should only be limited to the EU, the European Court of Justice said on Thursday (10 December), delivering an opinion on a case brought by France's privacy authority, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL).
Data protection 10-09-2018

Google in France’s firing line as right to be forgotten hearing arrives at ECJ

It may be your right to be forgotten, but that doesn't mean you can't be found. That is the big issue on the cards on Tuesday (11 September) as France's data regulator locks horns with Google in a hearing on the global application of the EU's right to be forgotten ruling.
Digital 16-11-2016

EU law comes to the defence of authors of ‘forgotten’ books

Authors will retain the rights to “forgotten”, out-of-print books, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that republishing them in digital format without their consent is in breach of EU law. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.

Digital 19-05-2016

Google invokes free speech in French fine appeal

Google said Thursday (19 May) it feared for free speech if France succeeded in forcing it to apply the right to have information about a person removed from its search engines not just in France, but worldwide.
Digital 26-11-2015

Google gets 348,085 ‘forget’ requests in Europe

Since a top European court ruled people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348,085 requests for tidbits to vanish from search results.
Digital 25-08-2015

Twitter shuts down transparency tracker

Twitter has stopped a website tracking politicians’ deleted tweets by shutting down its access to the social media giant's data.
Digital 31-07-2015

Google refuses French order to apply “right to be forgotten” globally

Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday (30 July), exposing itself to possible fines.
Digital 21-05-2015

Internet firms to face stiffer fines for breaking EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ rules

Firms such as Google and Microsoft will face stiffer fines if they violate Europe's "right to be forgotten" online rules, according to a draft text agreed by European Union ambassadors on Wednesday (20 May), diplomatic sources said.
Competition 02-04-2015

Report: Commission to press antitrust charges against Google

Europe's competition regulator is preparing the groundwork to file charges against US search giant Google, in an antitrust investigation over the next few weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday (1 April), citing a person familiar with the matter.
Digital 04-02-2015

Google leans towards EU-only ‘right to be forgotten’

Experts advising Google on a European court ruling ordering it to remove personal information from search results, is leaning towards limiting the application to European websites only.

EU watchdogs to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule on Web worldwide

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe, when people invoke their "right to be forgotten" as ruled by an EU court.

EU preparing guidelines for ‘right to be forgotten’ complaints

European regulators are working on guidelines for appeals from people whose requests to remove information from search results under their name have been turned down by search engines such as Google.
Digital 08-09-2014

Google hosts meetings across Europe on privacy rights

A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings on Tuesday to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information, following a May court ruling that reinforced Europeans' "right to be forgotten".
Brexit 30-07-2014

Right to be forgotten does not trump media freedom, EU claims

The European Commission has claimed the “right to be forgotten” on the Internet does not supercede media freedoms, after strong criticism from the UK’s House of Lords that called for the notion to be wiped out of draft EU data privacy legislation.
Digital 18-07-2014

Commission to meet Microsoft over mass redundancies

The European Commission has asked to meet Microsoft to discuss the layoff of thousands of EU workers, as the tech giant trims its newly-acquired Nokia subsidiary
Digital 06-06-2014

How far will EU citizens’ ‘right to be forgotten’ extend?

While Google may have been dismayed by the ramifications of a ruling in Europe's top court last month upholding the "right to be forgotten" online, European authorities are also likely to be uncertain about how it will be implemented, privacy experts and lawyers said.
Digital 30-05-2014

Google takes first step to comply with EU rules

Google has launched a service through which European citizens can request that links to what they deem objectionable be taken off search results, the first step towards complying with a court ruling affirming the "right to be forgotten."