Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has come under criticism from the European Union court after being accused by other critics of trying to undermine a ruling that created the right to be forgotten’ on the internet. EU’s justice has claimed that the company was trying to undermine reforms aimed at data protection rules, according to Bloomberg’s, Matt Miller.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) was ordered back in May to remove some of the links in its search results, especially if a person asked it to take down personal information that might be irrelevant or out of date. A ruling by the European court only applies to websites in Europe meaning the stories can be read in other continents by essentially switching to global websites.
“The EU’s justice chief says Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is milking a European court union court ruling that creates a right for users to be forgotten. In a speech in France, the EU said Google was exaggerating the extent of the ruling to undermine a reform of data protection rules. In May the world’s largest search provider was ordered by the EU to remove links from search results,” said Mr. Miller.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reportedly trying to address the increased volume of demand of people wishing to remove some of their contents from its search engine. Some people are already arguing that Google should not be the final arbitrator of what finds its way or gets deleted from the search engine. Google has already stated that it will respond to the removal requests of what should be available and not made available on its search engine
The ruling by the European court essentially sparks a debate over how a balance of expression and public interest should be achieved’ with the desired levels of privacy. It has already been revealed’ that in instances where Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) deletes links, the same content may still be accessed using the subject details rather than relying on names of individuals involved. Google continues to safeguard details of people who have filed for some of their stories to be removed from its search links.