Back in June the French data regulator told Google that that the right to be forgotten rule must apply to global search listing and not just those in Europe.
In July Google rejected the ruling by the French watchdog and said that its policies should only apply to European search results.
Google filed an appeal against the original ruling in July and now the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) in France has rejected Google’s apple and have said that the right to be forgotten should apply to all search results.
CNIL said in a statement: “Contrary to what Google has stated, this decision does not show any willingness on the part of the CNIL to apply French law extraterritorially. It simply requests full observance of European legislation by non European players offering their services in Europe.”
Google will now have to comply with the latest ruling and remove the previous right to be forgotten requests from its Google.com domain as well as its domains in Europe, the company has not right to appeal again against the ruling under French law.
If Google does not comply with the new ruling then it could face fines in France, which is said to be around €300,000, although this could possibly rise to between 2% and 5% of Google’s global; operating cots.