Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

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phys.org—Google is taking its legal fight over whether "right to be forgotten" rules should apply to search engines globally all the way to Europe's top court.

Google fights global expansion of the EU’s right to be forgotten. Google is fighting French lawyers in the European Union court to avoid expanding the scope of “right to be forgotten” judgment globally. The company said that broadening the scope is “completely unenvisagable” and “imposing on the values of different countries.” To recap, the right to be forgotten allows someone to request Google to take down links about them, which are obsolete or irrelevant. However, this applies only to URLs of EU countries. The global expansion of this judgment would mean...