Google committee will discuss in European countries about privacy – update




Google is going to discuss in six European countries with a commission and experts on how search engines to deal with the “right to be forgotten ‘. The European Court ruled in May that citizens can ask search engines to remove certain information.

Google has not yet announced the move, but the New York Times has all the details published . The search giant, the newspaper has formed a committee which should include former CEO Eric Schmidt and Wikipedia frontman Jimmy Wales, a declared enemy of the right to be forgotten. The ten-member committee will call in a period of nine months, six countries; Netherlands and Belgium do not sit in between.

In those countries, including United Kingdom, France and Germany, the commission will hold discussions with experts about how the ruling of the European Court can perform and the tension between privacy and freedom of expression in general. The committee will then advise Google on new policies, but those opinions are not binding, so Google can ignore them.

The search giant is doing so voluntarily, presumably to collect information about how experts in Europe by this Directive and privacy to look at search engines more knowledge. The results of the committee will be in about a year, but whether that audience is not yet known. Google pays the commission no salary, only expenses, says the New York Times.

Update, 14:20: Google now has information online themselves put on the advisory board.

Google Alert on right to be forgotten


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