Comment PQ5S Re: Article is incorrect


France rules Google must remove offending search results worldwide


Article is incorrect (Score: 2, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-10-06 15:50 (#PMXS)

What the court determined is not that Google needs to apply the 'right to be forgotten' globally, it is that Google needs to apply it to all domains (.fr/.com/.gl) to visitors within the EU.

Google's current implementation, removes the search results on searches on which is of course easy to bypass by simply changing the domain tld. Since a lot of netizens already use by default instead of their local tld, it ends up being of useless.

Of course Google is aware of this, so they are not trying to be freedom fighters, they are just being in contempt of the courts.

If Google is really against the law, they can either actually challenge it (instead of implementing a lame attempt at trying to bypass the law) or withdraw from the EU market like they did in China at a time. Having that said money usually trumps 'do no evil' (or is it now 'do the right thing'?).

Re: Article is incorrect (Score: 0)

by on 2015-10-06 17:14 (#PN70)

Oh, only in the EU. Then it is not a problem. Ok, the Germans, the Britons, the Italians, the Spanish... and many more have to forget, too, because a French court says so... But hey, their own fault that the live in Europe.


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2015-10-08 13:24 Informative +1
2015-10-07 15:57 Informative +1

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