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Google appeals 100,000€ fine from French data protection agency on right to be forgotten grounds

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Google appeals 100,000€ fine from French data protection agency on right to be forgotten grounds

 On Thursday Google officially responded with an article in French newspaper Le Monde, cross-published on their European blog. In the piece Google’s global general counsel Kent Walker bluntly said that while “For hundreds of years, it has been an accepted rule of law that one country should not have the right to impose its rules on the citizens of other countries (…..) the French data protection regulator (the CNIL) ordered that its interpretation of French law protecting the right to be forgotten should apply not just in France, but in every country in the world".
 
The article draw a parallel between this fact and striking examples of information that is considered illegal in some part of the world but perfectly legal elsewhere. It concludes announcing Google’s appeal of the CNIL’s order, described as an act in defense of the "foundational principle of international law” that is territoriality. 

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Elena Perotti

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2016-05-20 17:18

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