French court refers ‘right to be forgotten’ dispute to top EU court

EU judges will have to decide whether Alphabet's Google has to remove certain web search results globally to comply with a previous privacy ruling after France's supreme administrative court referred the issue to the top EU court.

Google has gone head to head with CNIL, the French data protection authority, over the territorial scope of the so-called “right to be forgotten”, which requires the world's biggest search engine to remove inadequate or irrelevant information from web results under searches for people's names.

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