Over the last two years, Google has received almost 430,000 requests for links to be removed, according to its transparency report. (The French have made the most requests.) Google has approved 43 percent of the European requests. This volume of activity has raised concerns that Google has essentially become Europe’s largest privacy regulator, as it…
The proposed law requires Internet companies like Google to immediately take down information while they decide whether a request for a permanent deletion is warranted. Disturbingly, news organizations and other websites would not have an opportunity to object to those immediate removals and might not even have a chance to protest permanent deletions. It also…
Vera Jourova, the European commissioner of justice, has been at the heart of the region’s recent privacy push and faces a number of challenges in the new year, including the completion of a new data transfer agreement with the United States. Source: Europe’s Justice Commissioner Prepares for a Difficult 2016 – The New York Times
France’s data-protection regulator on Monday rejected Google Inc.’s appeal of its order to expand Europe’s “right to be forgotten” to Google’s websites world-wide, setting up what is likely to be an extended legal battle. Source: French Regulator Rejects Google Appeal on Scope of ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ – WSJ
‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Online Could Spread – The New York Times.
Google Advisory Group Says Limit ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ to EU – WSJ.
‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Should Apply Worldwide, E.U. Panel Says – NYTimes.com.