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How the ‘right to be forgotten’ in Europe became the ‘right to forget the news’

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Several court decisions in the last few months have expanded Europe’s “right to be forgotten,” Elena Perotti writes, and those decisions have expanded the burden upon the news media. In particular, news organizations should pay close attention to a legal battle Google is facing in France: Google is appealing to the French Data Protection Authority CNIL over an order to remove all “right to be forgotten” links from all versions of Google Search. If Google loses this appeal, the “right to be forgotten” would effectively become global, Perotti writes.

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