France to Google: Ditch Them Links

France to Google: Why, yes, you DO have to remove those search results globally. “Google’s informal appeal against a French order to apply the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ to all of its global Internet services and domains, not just those in Europe, has been rejected. The president of the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection authority, gave a number of reasons for the rejection, including the fact that European orders to de-list information from search results could be easily circumvented if links were still available on Google’s other domains.”