The judge ruled the matter was within the scope of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).One expert said the ruling reflected the "position that the European Court has taken over many years".The case went to court after the woman refused to delete photographs of her grandchildren which she had posted on social media.
The right to be forgotten was enshrined by the same European court in 2014 when it ruled that people could ask search engines like Google to remove inadequate or irrelevant information from web results appearing under searches for their names.
The mass surveillance conducted by European governments has on two occasions been struck down by the European Court of Justice.However Danish politicians and telco industry refuse to honor fundamental rights and continue to retain data illegally.You can download the current draft (in Danish) here (pdf).
In the second version, the Council of the EU is much more assertive: The rulings of the European Court of Justice in the cases Digital Rights Ireland and Tele 2, which set out the criteria for the lawful retention of data and access thereof are of fundamental importance in this context.
Spain that Europeans have a right, in some circumstances, to remove links to their personal data posted online by Google. EPIC has supported the CNIL's approach instead, contending "the right to privacy is global." The European Court of Justice will now decide whether to adopt the opinion from the Advocate General.
The European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled back in 2014 that individuals have a right to require Google to remove sensitive information from search results. But the advocate general recommended ordering Google to use the same geolocation technology to remove the results from all Google websites when accessed from any EU country.
FRENCH DISPUTE Google, which estimates that it has removed 2.9 million links under the right to be forgotten, had appealed a 100,000 euro ($115,000) fine from CNIL in March 2016 for failing to delist information across national borders, sending the case to the European Court of Justice.
As a result, the European Court ruled that people’s data is controlled by search engines and they must consider requests related to outdated or irrelevant information that appears in search results. If you’re requesting information removal on behalf of someone else, you’ll need to upload their identification data.
On September 13, after a five-year legal battle, the European Court of Human Rights said that the UK government’s surveillance regime—which includes the country’s mass surveillance programs, methods, laws, and judges—violated the human rights to privacy and to freedom of expression.
One of those efforts has just come to fruition: the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the UK’s use of mass surveillance, as revealed by Snowden, violates the fundamental right to privacy.