EU judges to tackle idiotic "right to be forgotten" again

Source: US News & World Report

"In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled that people could ask search engines, such as Google and Microsoft's Bing, to remove inadequate or irrelevant information from web results appearing under searches for people's names — dubbed the -right to be forgotten.' Google has since received over 720,000 removal requests and accepted about 43 percent of them, according to its transparency report. Four individuals who had asked Google to remove links to webpages about them appealed to the French data protection authority after the search engine company refused their request. The French privacy regulator, the CNIL, agreed with Google's decision, prompting the individuals to take their case to the French Conseil d'Etat, France's supreme administrative court, which referred it to the Luxembourg-based ECJ." (05/16/17)

https://www.usnews.com/news/technology/articles/2017-05-16/eu-judges-to-tackle-right-to-be-forgotten-again