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Google fights against global ‘right to be forgotten’ in search

Lawyers for Google faced Europe’s top judges on Tuesday to argue against upholding the rights of European citizens to have links about them removed from search results across the whole of the internet, rather than just within the EU, as they do currently. Judges are expected to issue an opinion December 11. Court’s decision will affect not only Google but other search engines, too.

Source: Google fights against global ‘right to be forgotten’ in search – CNET

‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech

The “right to be forgotten” online is in danger of being transformed into a tool of global censorship through a test case at the European court of justice (CJEU) this week, free speech organisations are warning.

An application by the French data regulator for greater powers to remove out of date or embarrassing content from internet domains around the world will enable authoritarian regimes to exert control over publicly available information, according to a British-led alliance of NGOs.

Source: ‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech, say NGOs | Technology | The Guardian

Shareholders file a Class Action against company about its compliance policies

The Complaint alleges that between February 8, 2018 and July 25, 2018, Nielsen Holdings plc. made materially false and misleading statements regarding the company’s business, operational and compliance policies and recklessly disregarded its readiness for and the true risks of privacy-related regulations and policies, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

Source: Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action against Nielsen Holdings plc and Certain Officers – NLSN – MarketWatch

German government pushing courts to submit data retention cases to CJEU

The German government is urging judges at the German Constitutional Court to submit a series of constitutional complaints filed against Germany’s data retention laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), threatening to delay the court’s verdict on the controversial data retention legislation by months or even years. If the cases are submitted to the ECJ, Germany’s constitutional court would have to wait for a ruling from the ECJ before issuing a verdict of its own.

Source: German government pushing courts to submit data retention cases to ECJ – Heise – Telecompaper

Woman sues US border patrol over data copied from seized iPhone

An American Muslim citizen is suing the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for seizing her iPhone at an airport, keeping it for 130 days, failing to explain why, and refusing to destroy whatever copies of her data that they might have grabbed, including photos of her when she wasn’t wearing a hijab, which she wears as an expression of her Islamic faith.

Source: Woman sues US border patrol over data copied from seized iPhone – Naked Security

Finnish court issues precedent “right to be forgotten” decision for Google to remove data

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that Google must remove a convicted man’s information from its search engine data, as requested, in respect of his privacy. The court ruled that even though the crime in question was extremely serious, the public’s right to information on the case did not outweigh the man’s right to privacy and personal data protection.

Source: Finnish court issues precedent “right to be forgotten” decision for Google to remove data | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

On June 28, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights decided that Germany had correctly denied two individuals their “right to be forgotten” requests in connection with press archives relating to a 1991 murder. The two individuals were convicted of the murder of a well-known German actor.

Source: Top Human Rights Court Denies Right to be Forgotten in Old Murder Case

GDPR court decisions still only a trickle: there might be a deluge yet

Court decisions relating to privacy since GDPR came into force have not exactly been pouring out. But some key decisions have been made. Right now, it feels like regulators are waging a phoney war – it won’t last. We have seen more than nothing, but is there anything to startle the world?

Read article: GDPR court decisions still only a trickle: there might be a deluge yet

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