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EU High Court Grants "Right to Be Forgotten" and Expands Privacy Jurisdiction Over Foreign Companies: What Should Businesses Operating Outside of Europe Do Now?

21 May 2014

Privacy Alert

In a landmark ruling last week, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that search engines can be forced to remove certain search results if they link to Web pages that contain information infringing the privacy of EU citizens. In effect, this creates a judicially sanctioned "right to be forgotten" that will allow data subjects to scrub their names from the public record.

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