“Right to be forgotten” vs Google before the ECJ

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Google has lost a landmark case over the limits of data privacy in Europe, being obliged to remove personal information appearing on its search engine servers under certain circumstances. The European Court of Justice ruled in Google v Spain that  Google is responsible for the material processed on its servers and stated that it must respond to legitimate demands from individuals to delete certain private information that they judge to be harmful. For a summary of the case see Jurist and the press release of the ECJ The opinion of the Advocate General had been different as you can read in the EuropeanLawBlog.

Directive 95/46/EC protecting EU citizens’ right to privacy had a central role in this decision. The EUI Library has many books on data protection and on the opposite claim of internet freedom