The argument between Google and France over whether the search giant should have to remove sensitive links from just google.fr or from all Google sites worldwide continues, as the French privacy watchdog CNIL has rejected the company’s appeal.
The story so far: Europe introduced ‘right to be forgotten‘ legislation stating that individuals have the right to demand that search engines remove links ‘outdated or irrelevant’ sensitive reports about them. Google reluctantly complied, pointing out the “difficult and debatable judgements” it was being required to make. It compromised by removing links from its European sites like google.fr but not from google.com. France said that this wasn’t good enough, Google appealed – and now the NYT reports that the appeal has been rejected … expand full story