Right-to-Be-Forgotten Will Apply to All Google DomainsAdded: Friday, February 12th, 2016
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The so-called “right to be forgotten” ruling extends: the tech giant is going to block search results across all of its domains accessible from Europe. This court decision allows residents of the European Union to request the removal of search results that link to outdated or irrelevant information about them.
Now such edited results will be shown to users conducting name-based searches from the same EU country as the original request, even if they use another Google domain for search. Previously such searches remained unaltered. At the same time, searches outside Europe using the .com domain will not be altered.
Google has been struggling with EU data protection agencies since the abovementioned ruling by the European Court of Justice. A few months ago, the French data protection authority threatened to fine the tech firm if it failed to scrub search results globally across all versions of its website. Originally, Google argued that this would have a chilling effect on the free flow of information, but has now relented.
So, now if a French resident successfully requests the search engine remove a result under queries for their name, such results will not be visible on any version of Google’s website, including Google.com, provided that the search is made from France. The company is going to use the browser’s IP address to determine the location of the user conducting the search.
So far, the company has received nearly 400,000 “right to be forgotten” removal requests since the May 2014 initial ruling, and has accepted about 42% of them. The UK data protection watchdog said that the change proposed by the tech giant appeared to address concerns it had previously expressed. The French agency also said that the authorities had been informed of Google’s plans.
Friday, February 12th, 2016
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