Last month, the International Energy Agency Privacy French CNIL ordered Google to write off the "right to be forgotten" global applications, not just Google's properties in Europe. Google now issued a blog post noting that it would not comply with the demands of the French regulator:
While the right to be forgotten and now may be the law in Europe, it is not law at the global level. If the proposed methodology to the CNIL that has embraced the Internet as a criterion for the organization, we find ourselves in a race to the bottom. In the end, the Internet only to be free as anywhere in the world at low free.
We have worked hard to implement the right to be forgotten ruling thoughtful and comprehensive in Europe, and will continue to do so. But as a matter of principle, and therefore we disagree with the confirmation CNIL global authority on this matter and we asked the CNIL to withdraw the formal notice
According to the European Court of Justice in office in May, can the European residents asked to search for the removal of some of the links that appear when you search for their names engines, as long as it appears that the information "is not sufficient, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive ... in light of the time that has passed. "
Google complied with the court's ruling, processing more than a quarter million applications throughout the year, leading to the search giant write-off 369 402 URLs (41 percent of total requests) of all European versions of Google search.
CNIL spokeswoman said that the regulator reconsider the Google statement, which will make a final decision in less than two months:
We noticed Google of arguments which are mostly of a political nature. And CNIL, on the other hand, has relied on a purely legal logic
In the event the parties fail to reach agreement, Google will likely face fines in France for its refusal to comply with the rules in the country.