Last week, the Federal Court of Canada issued a "landmark ruling that paves the way for a Canadian version of the right to be forgotten that would allow courts to issue orders with the removal of Google search results on a global basis very much in mind," writes Michael Geist in a column for The Globe and Mail. The case that inspired the ruling involved a Romanian-based website that downloaded and posted thousands of Canadian court decisions. "The court first ruled that it was entitled to assert jurisdiction over the foreign website," the report adds. The court further "concluded that it could issue an order both requiring the site to comply with the law and declaring that it was currently violating it. The declaratory order was expressly adopted with Google in mind."
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