We won’t let you forget it: Why we oppose French attempts to export the right to be forgotten worldwide

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November 30, 2016
Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Kate Tummarello  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"The European Union's Court of Justice ruled in 2013 that Europeans have the right to demand that certain links be taken out of search engine results. But the French CNIL vastly expanded the effect of these requests when it said in 2015 that Google must remove links from not just search results returned within the EU, but from search results for everyone, anywhere in the world. This interpretation of the Right to be Forgotten runs contrary to policy and practice outside Europe, will harm the global Internet, and inherently undermines global rights, including those protected by the Constitution in the United States." (11/29/16)


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