/// Google Gets Boost in EU Privacy Case

June 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital

A top lawyer for the European Union’s highest court said on Tuesday that government agencies can’t force Google Inc. to remove links to personal material, a landmark decision in a long battle over EU privacy laws. The formal opinion by Niilo Jaaskinen, an advocate general to the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice, said search companies aren’t responsible for personal data that shows up in Web pages they process. He was responding to a Spanish court’s 2011 request for guidance in a case pitting Google against Spain’s data-protection regulator, which had ordered the U.S. company to remove some search results that turned up the names of five Spanish residents. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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