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Google challenges the Canadian global delinking order in US court

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Google challenges the Canadian global delinking order in US court

Following the Canadian decision last month, Google has taken the case to the US courts, asking Californian judges to declare that the “rights established by the First Amendment and the Communications Decency Act” prevent the company from complying with the order, Ars Technica reported.

As Google could not appeal to the ruling in Canada, the company is now hoping to use the US courts to prevent global delinking, Wired said. Google is effectively asking a US court to invalidate the Canadian ruling, as the Canadian court has no authority to control what the company does outside the country, Seach Engine Land reported.

Google is fighting against global "right to be forgotten" on multiple fronts: recently the French supreme court sent to the CJEU a case that also involves global delinking.

WAN-IFRA has released an extensive report on the “right to be forgotten”, as well as having called national courts to uphold freedom of expression in all “right to be forgotten” claims. 

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Teemu Henriksson

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2017-07-26 13:02

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