France opens a legal process against Google for not applying the right to be forgotten globally
Mon 21 Sep 2015, 15:00

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), in June ordered Google to de-list on request search results appearing under a person's name from all its websites, including Google.com. The company refused in July and requested that the CNIL abandon its efforts, which the regulator officially refused to do on Monday.

The President of the CNIL rejects Google's informal appeal against the formal notice requesting it to apply delisting on all of the search engine's domain names. Therefore France is the first European country to open a legal process to punish Google for not applying the right to be forgotten globally.