Google Inc. (GOOG) To Host Meetings in Europe to Discuss Right to Be Forgotten Dilemma


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) looks to have budged into pressure especially  from regulators in Europe as the company in a blog post has confirmed it will hold a series of consultative meetings to discuss the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ dilemma. The meetings will be used to hear what people have to say about the matter with experts also giving their opinions.

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According to Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), the first meeting will take place in Madrid on September 9. The advisory Council to Google on the Right to be Forgotten will then head to Rome on September 10 after Madrid. Paris will follow suit on September 25. The meetings are scheduled to last for two and half hours with people outside the meeting given the opportunity to follow proceedings through Live-feeds on the Advisory Council Website.

People wishing to take part in the meetings, in the respective cities have been asked to book their seats online as they are limited. Registration will remain open, five days prior to the meeting. Warsaw will get its chance to host the committee on September 30 with Berlin’s meeting scheduled to take place on October 14. London and Brussels will close the chapter, hosting the committee on October 16 and November 4, respectively.

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) expects the committee to listen to statements from a number of experts in the respective cities, as well as ask them some questions on the issue. Matters of the law will also be discussed both on the technology and ethics side.

 A legal ruling has already given people the right to request links about their information to be struck out of Google’s search results. The European Court of Justice had earlier ruled that EU citizens are allowed to have any of their information that is inadequate, irrelevant or excessive, struck out of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Search Results.

Duquesne Capital, managed by Stanley Druckenmiller owns 259,610 shares of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), with a reported value of $151.79 million.

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