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Google denies 'right to be forgotten' outside Europe

Google denies 'right to be forgotten' outside Europe

Google said Thursday it would not comply with a French privacy regulator’s order to enact the “right to be forgotten” across non-European versions of the site. In Europe, Google must remove search listings about individuals if they can prove the links reveal out-of-date or inflammatory content about them, under a European Union court ruling from last year. European versions of the search engine -- such as Google.fr and Google.co.uk -- have since removed more than a million links. But the links still turn up on Google.com and other international versions. Allowing France to dictate Google’s actions abroad would threaten freedom on the Internet, wrote...

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