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Google argues privacy right is wrong in clash with French czar

French privacy authority CNIL asked for the so-called right-to-be-forgotten to global search results

Stephanie Bodoni | Reuters 

Google’s top privacy chief attacked France’s bid to extend the so-called right-to-be-forgotten to global search results, saying internet freedom would be brushed aside if less democratic parts of the world embraced the same policy. Peter Fleischer, Google’s global privacy counsel, said the company will continue to fight an attempt by French privacy authority CNIL to force the search-engine giant to remove links to contentious content from global search results, not just its local French site. “This is not hyperbole — if the CNIL’s approach of ...

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First Published: Fri, January 27 2017. 00:39 IST
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