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In a major victory for Google, the European Union’s Court of Justice has ruled that search engines do not have to remove links in so-called “right to be forgotten” cases from all its global search engine results.

The EU’s highest court said that EU data protection law was not designed to be applied outside the territory of the bloc’s 28 members. Search engine operators could therefore not be expected to remove links from all versions of their search engines. 

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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor is Brussels correspondent for Law.com International. He covers EU regulatory affairs and news about law firms in Brussels and other major cities in continental Europe. He can be reached at [email protected] and is on Twitter @simontaylor71

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