Can Google limit “EU citizen’s right to be forgotten” for searches outside the EU?

A top court adviser, Maciej Szpunar, for the EU has said that Google can limit the “right to be forgotten” to internet searches made within the European Union. In 2016 Google was fined by France’s privacy watchdog CNIL for failing to delist sensitive information beyond the borders of the EU.

Szpunar’s opinion is “The fundamental right to be forgotten must be balanced against other fundamental rights, such as the right to data protection and the right to privacy, as well as the legitimate public interest in accessing the information sought.” on the case.

This will likely help the search giant as the European Court of Justices judges generally follow the advice of the advocate general though they are not bound to do so. The endangers the fine of $115,000 from CNIL in March 2016 for failing to delist information across national borders. What is your opinion on this matter?

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