Europe: 1, Google: 0 EU Court Ruling a Victory for Privacy

A ruling by the European Union's highest court last week ordering Google to provide people with the right to be forgotten has generated fiercely divergent responses in the US and Europe. Germans are celebrating the decision, which buttresses privacy.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
A Google data center in Oklahoma: In Europe, the Internet giant will soon be required to delete links to personal data if users request the action.

A Google data center in Oklahoma: In Europe, the Internet giant will soon be required to delete links to personal data if users request the action.

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Translated from the German by Daryl Lindsey and Jane Paulick