European Court hears Spanish case against Google

Feb 26, 2013

The European Court of Justice is hearing a case that pits Spain's data protection agency against search engine giant Google over the thorny issue of "the right to be forgotten" online.

A Spanish court sought Tuesday's hearing in Luxembourg to clarify if is subject to Spanish and European data protection laws.

In the case—one of many between Spain and Google—a person found that keying their name into Google shows a newspaper link to a property auction years ago owing to payment failure. The person wants the link removed, which the agency says Google should do. Google believes that's the newspaper's responsibility.

A ruling isn't expected for months.

If it goes in 's favor, Google could be made to erase documents people feel violate their privacy.

Explore further: Android grabs 85% of smartphone market: survey

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Internet 'Right to be Forgotten' debate hits Spain

Apr 20, 2011

(AP) -- Their ranks include a plastic surgeon, a prison guard and a high school principal. All are Spanish, but have little else in common except this: They want old Internet references about them that pop up in Google searches ...

Google appeals Spanish demand to take down links

Jan 19, 2011

(AP) -- Lawyers for Google went to court Wednesday in Madrid to appeal demands by Spanish authorities that the company delete links to websites containing information officials say violates Spaniards' privacy rights.

Spanish agency sues Google over Street View

Oct 18, 2010

Spain's data protection authority said Monday it has filed a suit against Google for allegedly capturing data from Internet users when it collected photos for its Street View service.

French regulator warns of Google privacy policy

Feb 28, 2012

Google's new privacy policy appears to violate the European Union's data protection rules, France's regulator said Tuesday, just two days before the new guidelines are set to come into force.

Belgian newspaper: Google blocking us on searches

Jul 15, 2011

(AP) -- At least three Belgian newspapers are reporting Google is preventing their web sites from being found through its search engine as part of a legal fight accusing the American-based company of copyright infringement.

EU probes new Google privacy policy

Feb 03, 2012

The European Union's data protection authorities have asked Google to delay the rollout of its new privacy policy until they have verified that it doesn't break the bloc's data protection laws.

Recommended for you

Apple closes acquisition of Beats music

51 minutes ago

Apple said Friday it closed its $3 billion deal for Beats, the high-end audio equipment and streaming music service, a tie-up that could allow the iPhone maker to reach new audiences.

Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally

2 hours ago

Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.

Tesla loss widens as it ramps up expansion plan

7 hours ago

US electric automaker Tesla Motors reported Thursday a widening loss in the past quarter amid record revenues as it ramped up plans for a giant battery plant for future vehicles.

Android grabs 85% of smartphone market

22 hours ago

Smartphones powered by the Android operating system captured 85 percent of the worldwide market in the second quarter, threatening to marginalize rival platforms, a new survey shows.

Chinese man brings gay conversion therapy lawsuit

Jul 31, 2014

(AP)—A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

User comments : 0