The Court of Justice of the European Union will rule if Google must remove links to personal data worldwide or just in Europe in a landmark right-to-be-forgotten case Sept. 24,
. The case stems from a 2015 ruling from France's data protection authority, the CNIL, that required Google to remove sensitive information from global internet searches if an individual requested the removal in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The court will also determine if Google must “automatically delete search results with sensitive information” on individuals. The first case tests the EU's right to extend its laws across borders and if it can affect the right to free speech in other countries. “The case highlights the continuing conflict between national laws and the Internet which does not respect national boundaries,” Linklaters Partner Richard Cumbley said.