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Daily Dashboard | CJEU rules RTBF limited to EU Related reading: Infographics highlight CCPA enforcement, litigation


The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled the right to be forgotten can only be applied to individuals within the EU, The New York Times reports. The court determined the RTBF “is not an absolute right.” In a separate ruling, the CJEU said companies must consider free expression of information before deleting links with certain types of personal data. “The balance between right to privacy and protection of personal data, on the one hand, and the freedom of information of internet users, on the other, is likely to vary significantly around the world,” the court said in its decision. The Times also reported on a RTBF case involving an Italian journalist. (Registration may be required to access this story.) 
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  • comment Piotr Foitzik • Sep 26, 2019
    It is important to keep in mind that the ruling and the preliminary opinion pertain to the 95 Directive and not to the GDPR.
  • comment Piotr Foitzik • Sep 26, 2019
    In a sense that the request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of Directive 95. Still the GDPR is covered by the Court's final statement of the ruling.