Google rejects French request for broader ‘right to be forgotten’ rules

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Google is pushing back against a request to expand the scope of Europe’s “right to be forgotten” law. Last year, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that citizens of its member states could ask Google to delist search results that were irrelevant, out of date, or fit a mix of similar criteria. Google, which says it’s received 290,000 requests since the rule took effect, has responded by removing information from country-specific versions of Google across Europe. But last month, French data privacy agency CNIL requested that the rule apply across all Google search pages.

“This is a troubling development that risks serious chilling effects on the web,” writes Google senior policy counsel Peter Fleischer in a statement released…

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