France v. Google


France's top privacy regulator, the CNIL (Comission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés), is attempting to get Google to enforce the EU right to forgotten outside EU borders.  Last year Google was fined €100,000 for failing to do so.  The right does not involve taking info off line but does require search engines to correct or remove results in searches for a person's full name.  

Today the Conseil d'Etat referred the case to the EU's Court of Justice.   See the decision posted here

The French court noted that while users that browse to google.com will be redirected to a google search engine for their particular country, search engines for other domains are still accessible and results still come from a single indexing database.  


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