Japan Times: French court cancels fine on Google over right to be forgotten. “Google won a battle over the right to be forgotten after France’s top administrative court canceled a fine of €100,000 ($111,000) for failing to remove contentious search results globally.”
European Data Protection Board: The Swedish Data Protection Authority imposes administrative fine on Google. “The Swedish Data Protection Authority imposes a fine of 75 million Swedish kronor (approximately 7 million euro) on Google for failure to comply with the GDPR. Google as a search engine operator has not fulfilled its obligations in respect of the right to request delisting.” 7 million euro is roughly $7.8 million USD.
Japan Times: Spanish ruling on ‘right to be forgotten’ says Google must put man’s acquittal at top of search results. “A Spanish court has partially accepted Google’s appeal against a ruling that ordered it to erase news articles about a man accused of sexual abuse, but the new judgement said the company had to display the man’s acquittal at the top of any search results.”
Japan Times: Japanese court orders Google to erase search results on man’s arrest. “A court ordered Google Inc. on Thursday to erase news search results about an arrest of a man who claimed that showing information about the case that was later dropped was an invasion of privacy.”
Deutsche Welle: Germany’s top court upholds murderer’s right to be forgotten. “Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the right of a man convicted of murder in 1982 to have his name removed from the internet. The man’s full name appeared in the online archive of a major news magazine.”
BetaNews: Court rules Google need only apply the ‘right to be forgotten’ in Europe, not worldwide. “In a case between Google and Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL ) — a French privacy regulator — the court ruled that Google need only remove links from search results within Europe.”
Devdiscourse: Europe’s top court to rule on ‘right to be forgotten’ Google case on Sept. 24. “Europe’s top court will rule on Sept. 24 whether Alphabet Inc unit Google must remove links to sensitive personal data worldwide or in Europe only in a case that pits privacy rights against the right of free speech.”