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In a case that pits privacy and the “right to be forgotten” against the right of free speech, the European Union’s top court is expected to issue a landmark ruling on Tuesday that will determine whether Google must remove links to sensitive personal data worldwide or just in Europe.

In a second related case, the Luxembourg-based European Union Court of Justice will also rule on whether links to websites that contain allegations about individuals’ sex lives or criminal records should also be removed.

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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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