The long-standing legal battle between Google and France will go back to the Court of Justice of the EU, The Irish Times reports. France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, has asked the CJEU to decide whether search results should be de-linked in one nation, throughout the entire EU, or across the globe. Google currently removes approved right-to-be-forgotten takedown requests for searches in all European versions of Google. French data protection authority, the CNIL, however, wants takedown requests to apply globally on Google.com, not just on the local Google.fr. Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer said, "For the last 18 months, we've been defending the idea that each country should be able to balance freedom of expression and privacy in the way that it chooses, not in the way that another country chooses."
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