EU court advocate clears Google in data protection liability

Tuesday 25 June 2013 | 17:17 CET | News
The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has advised that Google cannot be held liable for content posted by third parties on the internet that may infringe another party's privacy rights. The opinion was requested in a Spanish court case where a person asked the national data protection regulator to force Google to remove from its search results an old legal notice on recovery of outstanding debts that was published by a newspaper. Under the current EU e-Privacy directive, Google would have to be considered the "controller" of the information to be held responsible for

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google
Countries: Europe / Spain
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