Google gets two weeks to outside EU implement forget requests




French privacy watchdog CNIL has given Google a period of fifteen days to perform honored ‘forget’ applications worldwide. The CNIL finds it insufficient that Google only removes results from its search engine with European extension.

The chairman of the CNIL, Google has the summons sent to a switch within fifteen days to ensure that the right to be forgotten for all locations worldwide. The summons itself contains no sanction and if it meets Google, privacy watchdog says to take any further steps.

If Google does not take action within the prescribed period the chairman of the CNIL considers it give advice to impose sanctions. A committee within the CNIL empowered to do so, must decide whether sanctions are warranted in violation of French privacy law.

CNIL says Google already have made clear that removal of search results should apply to the whole search engine, not only for the search sites with European extensions. The European Court said in May last year that people have the right to be forgotten and therefore it is mandatory for search engines to remove results if privacy is at stake. Shortly after Google put a form online which a delete request to submit. Also, regulators from other European countries had Google all know that the decision of the Court applies a global remember right.


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