Tuesday July 14, 2020

Google raises censorship risk in court battle on data control

Google shouldn’t have to remove content from its search engine that was lawfully published elsewhere, the company has argued in a case at the European Union’s top court.

26th February, 2013
Google faces privacy investigations around the world as it adds services and steps up competition with Facebook for users and advertisers.

Google shouldn’t have to remove content from its search engine that was lawfully published elsewhere, the company argued in a case at the European Union’s top court that will set boundaries between freedom of expression and data-protection rights.

The operator of the world’s largest search engine isn’t a data “controller,” it is “a mere intermediary in terms of the data which it indexes,” Google lawyer Francisco Enrique Gonzalez-Diaz told a panel...

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