European censors fighting on

This time French ones, namely, CNIL, which decided that European laws are applicable globally. Google, which yielded before, understandably refuses to do so this time.
BBC: Google to defy French ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling
A CNIL spokesperson claimed they “relied on a strictly legal reasoning”. Pity they didn’t rely on reason instead. Because their demand that the “right to be forgotten” should be applied not only to Google.fr, but likewise to Google.com, is tantamount to claiming that because you can buy a copy of, say, The New York Times in the States and bring it to Europe, the newspaper is responsible for following French laws while publishing in the US.

 

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