EU top court adviser: Google can limit right to be forgotten

Google doesn’t have to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally. (File photo: AP)

An adviser to Europe’s top court says Google doesn’t have to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.

The European Court of Justice’s advocate general released a preliminary opinion on Thursday, in the case involving the US tech company and France’s data privacy regulator.

The court ruled in 2014 that people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. That decision forced Google to delete links to outdated or embarrassing personal information that popped up in searches.

The two sides had sought clarification on a 2015 French decision ordering Google to remove results for all its search engines on request, and not just European country sites like www.google.fr .

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