Europe’s Web Privacy Rules: Bad for Google, Bad for Everyone

It’s been a rough few months for Google in Europe. Not only has the European Union hit the company with a second antitrust investigation, but — in a move that has received less press, but could have wider consequences — French regulators have pushed it to restrict search results all over the world to comply with their “right to be forgotten” privacy laws.That’s a problem for a company whose business model is built on search. But it may be an even bigger problem for Internet users. If a European government can control what people all over the world get to see on the Internet, why can’t every other country do the same?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/25/opinion/europes-web-privacy-rules-bad-for-google-bad-for-everyone.html

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