European privacy workgroup wants right to expand ‘forgotten’




European privacy regulators believe that the European right to be forgotten must be stricter. Thus, search engines like Google also on non-European sites to filter search results.

It is the so-called Article 29 Working Party, or WP29, the European Commission has drawn up guidelines on the basis of the recent decision of the European Court that citizens have the right to ‘forget’ to be in search engines. The conscious guidelines are a practical implementation of the recent judgment of the Court which stated that results should be removed when the privacy of individuals is at stake if the content is no longer “relevant”.

Released in a press release , the group that ‘forgetting’ of certain results must be entirely; which means among other things that a search engine like Google approved removal requests must carry on all of its websites, and not only on its European sites. Told Reuters confirms a spokesman that the privacy workgroup wants Google to its .com domain filtering search results. Incidentally, the regulators had here earlier also to be asked .

The full guidelines are drawn Thursday or Friday published by the European data protection working group. A spokesman for Google said to accurately study the guidelines, but otherwise made no substantive comments. The Court’s ruling on the law took forgets all for much discussion because it was not yet clear how this should be put right in practice.



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