How Google determined our right to be forgotten
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 18:04

Google has acted as judge, jury and executioner in the wake of Europe’s right to be forgotten ruling. But what does society lose when a private corporation rules public information?

Nine months after the European ruling, it is clear that Google’s implementation has been fast, idiosyncratic, and allowed the company to shape interpretation to its own ends, as well as to gain an advantage on competitors and regulators forced into reactive mode. It avoided a broader and much deeper reflection on digital public space, information sedimentation, and the exploration of collaborative solutions between public and private actors – such as a joint request service across different search engines, with processes for getting confidential advice from publishers and public officials.

Google challenges French order on the right to be forgotten
Thu 30 Jul 2015, 22:00

Google disagrees with an order from the French Data Protection Authority to apply the right to be forgotten to all its search results around the world.

In June, CNIL ordered Google to remove search results meeting “right to be forgotten” criteria from any regional version of Google’s search engine. However, granting CNIL’s request could have a “serious chilling effect on the web,” Google said Thursday in a blog post.

CNIL orders Google to comply to the CJEU decision on delisting personal data from searches
Mon 22 Jun 2015, 23:20

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) ordered Google to comply with the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the so called "right to be forgotten".

Following the assessment of the complaints received, the CNIL has requested Google to carry out the delisting of several results specifying that the delisting should be effective on whole search engine, irrespective of the extension used.

The President of the CNIL has put Google on notice to proceed, within a period of fifteen (15) days, to the requested delisting on the whole data processing and thus on all extensions of the search engine.