France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, has fined Google 100,000 euros for not delisting search results on all its Web domains, Reuters reports. Google has been delisting so-called right-to-be-forgotten requests from European citizens on its European domains, i.e., Google.fr, but not Google.com. Google has said it would delist approved requests from Google.com for users within the EU, but not more broadly for users outside of the EU. The CNIL said, “Contrary to Google’s statements, applying delisting to all of the extensions does not curtail freedom of expression,” but Google spokesman Al Verney said, in principle, the company disagrees “with the CNIL’s assertion that it has the authority to control the content that people can access outside France” and that they intend to appeal the ruling.
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