Seven hours of arguments were presented Tuesday to the Court of Justice of the European Union on a right-to-be-forgotten case involving Google and France's data protection authority, the CNIL, Politico reports. The CNIL has requested that Google apply delisting decisions worldwide, but Google says that would allow oppressive nations to apply their laws internationally. Jean Lessi, secretary-general of the CNIL, said, "The proposed solution from the CNIL may be a bold one. ... But it's based on a bold decision by EU officials." However, Patrice Spinosi, a lawyer representing Google, said, "The worldwide delisting system proposed by the CNIL is completely untenable." If the court decided on behalf of the CNIL, "It would be disastrous, not just for European citizens but for all internet users," argued Emmanuel Piwnica, a lawyer for Microsoft.
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