European Union Finally Publishes Guidelines on Right to Be Forgotten

Search engines (mainly Google) that have been attempting to comply with the European Union’s right-to-be-forgotten regulations have had to muddle through without guidance for making subjective decisions about what to take down and what to leave up. Now the EU has finally released guidelines.Based on the new document, Google is doing a decent job implementing a policy that it fought against, but the committee notes some changes it would like to see. For example, officials want Google to honor takedown requests for pages with a .com top-level domain. So far, Google has been avoiding this by arguing that .com is rarely used on European websites.

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