European Court Rules The 'Righ...

European Court Rules The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Only Applies To EU

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

10:17 AM - 24 Sep 2019



Europe's highest court has ruled Google doesn't have to remove links to people's personal data globally.

The ruling means the tech giant only has to apply the "right to be forgotten" within the EU.

Since 2014, people have been able to ask Google to take down website links containing sensitive information about them.

A year later, the French privacy watchdog told the tech giant to apply the right to be forgotten globally - and not just in Europe.

They also fined Google 100 thousand euro for refusing to comply.

The company challenged the ruling and now, the European Court of Justice has ruled in its favour.

It all means that if there's information about you online, you can ask Google to stop that website appearing in the search results in Europe.

But the details will still appear if you're searching outside the EU.



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