Google or­dered to re­move links

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS BEAT -

France’s data pri­vacy agency or­dered Google to re­move search re­sults world­wide upon re­quest, giv­ing the com­pany two weeks to ap­ply the “right to be forgotten” glob­ally.

The or­der from CNIL comes more than a year af­ter Europe’s high­est court ruled that peo­ple have the right to con­trol what ap­pears when their name is searched on­line.

So far, Google says it has re­ceived more than 268,000 re­quests to re­move URLs af­ter the May 2014 de­ci­sion.

Not all re­quests are granted — public fig­ures can­not erase a sor­did episode re­ported in the me­dia while crim­i­nal con­vic­tions can re­main in place.

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