Google says non to French demand to expand right to be forgotten worldwide

Google has rejected the French data protection authority’s demand that it censor search results worldwide in order to comply with the European Court of Justice’s so-called right to be forgotten ruling.The company’s rejection of the ruling could see its French subsidiary facing daily fines, although no explicit sanction has yet been declared. see:Google to defy French ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling
Google is to defy France’s ruling that the “right to be forgotten” should be applied globally and not just in Europe.Last month, the French privacy watchdog, CNIL, ordered the firm to extend people’s right to have posts removed from its websites worldwide, including said it “respectfully” disagreed with CNIL’s authority to make such an order.’s standing up to France on the ‘right to be forgotten’
Right now, if you live in France and ask for your name and any associated Web sites to be removed from Google search results, the company will de-list the results, provided your request meets a few requirements. But those same results will still appear in searches if you switch from using the French version of Google to, say, the American one.To further protect people’s privacy, France has asked that Google not only respond to “right-to-be-forgotten” requests by scrubbing them from the French Google, but also from all versions of Google around the world. And Google isn’t having it — because doing so could hurt freedom of speech.

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