Google limits “Right to be Forgotten” Requests for Europe

Jan 21, 2015 | 1,721 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google announced to its audience in Lisbon that it will limit right to be forgotten requests to Europe for now, as they would like to keep it as local as possible. Google offered right to be forgotten ever since the European Court of Justice ruled that it should. Google has done this with obvious reluctance and has regularly thrown up the system for debate.

“We’ve had a basic approach, we’ve followed it. On this question we’ve made removals Europe-wide but nor beyond” said David Drummond, senior vice president and chief legal officer at Google. He blogged about his appearance at the event and told reporters that the system is already going as far as it currently needs to go. He added that it’s their strong vier that there needs to be some way of limiting the concept, because it is a European concept.

Google may be persuaded, or not persuaded, by the findings of a cluster of independents, including Tim Berners-Lee who has made noises about whether transatlantic requests should be entertained. Drummond said that Google will take that information when it comes.

He added “We’ll take the report along with the Article 29 input and other input, and arrive at an approach.” In a report published in November, The European Article 29 Working Party said that to have any impact, the right to be forgotten should apply across all domains, including the ones that end .com. "Limiting de-listing to EU domains on the grounds that users tend to access search engines via their national domains cannot be considered a sufficient means to satisfactorily guarantee the rights of data subjects according to the ruling," the report said.

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