Compliance Management, Privacy

Google external experts to tour Europe, explain right to be forgotten

Google and its band of external advisors will launch a tour of Europe this fall to discuss the right to be forgotten ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and what Google is doing to comply.

In May, Europe's high court ruled that Google must allow search engine users to delete links about themselves. The company has received more than 70,000 covering 250,000 pages.

Some, though, have come from “former politicians wanting posts removed that criticise their policies in office; serious, violent criminals asking for articles about their crimes to be deleted,” wrote Google's David Drummond in an opinion piece in The Guardian.

To make “difficult  judgments” straddling the right to privacy and the public's right to know, Google convened an advisory council of external advisors who will discuss the issue at public meetings in Europe.

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