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Facebook required to take down illegal content worldwide - ECJ

Thursday 3 October 2019 | 15:44 CET | News
Facebook can be ordered to take down content deemed illegal by an individual EU country on a global basis following a landmark ruling handed down by the European Court of Justice. The continent's top court ruled that "EU law does not preclude a host provider like Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal," before finding that "EU law does not preclude such an injunction from producing effects worldwide, within the framework of the relevant international law."

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Categories: Internet
Companies: European Commission / Facebook
Countries: Europe
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