Back in November of last year we heard that the EU were pushing Google to make the right to be forgotten global and not just for search results in Europe.
Now the French data protection watchdog has ruled that Google has to make its right to be forgotten apply to global search results and not just European ones.
The French watchdog has given Google 15 days to comply with its request and apply all right to be forgotten requests to Google.com and all of its domains.
If Google Inc does not comply with the formal notice within the fifteen days the President will be in position to nominate a Rapporteur to draft a report recommending to the CNIL Select Committee (the Committee in charge of imposing sanctions in case of violation of the French data protection law) to impose a sanction to the company,
TechCrunch received a statement from Google and this is what they had to say about the ruling of the French watchdog.
We’ve been working hard to strike the right balance in implementing the European Court’s ruling, co-operating closely with data protection authorities. The ruling focused on services directed to European users, and that’s the approach we are taking in complying with it.