- Title: Google wins in 'right to be forgotten' fight with France
- Date: 24th September 2019
- Summary: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF GOOGLE HEADQUARTERS
- Embargoed: 8th October 2019 10:29
- Keywords: personal data France privacy CNIL European Court of Justice EU court Google European Union globally tech giant Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertes
- Location: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- City: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / INTERNET
- Country: Luxembourg
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA001AY0PBUV
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- Story Text: Google does not have to remove links to sensitive personal data globally, the European Union's top court said on Tuesday (September 24) as it ruled on the fight between the U.S. tech giant and French privacy regulators.
France's privacy watchdog CNIL in 2016 fined Google 100,000 euros for refusing to delist sensitive information from internet search results globally upon request in what is called the 'right to be forgotten.'
The cases are C-507/17 Google and C-136/17 G.C. e.a.
The European Commission proposed in 2012 that people should have a "right to be forgotten" on the Internet. This was watered down by the European Parliament last year in favour of a "right to erasure" of specific information.
The issues of privacy and data protection in Europe have become all the more sensitive since a former U.S. intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked details last year of U.S. surveillance programmes for monitoring vast quantities of emails and phone records worldwide.
(Production Clement Rossignol, Christian Levaux)
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