Merely embedding a video doesn’t constitute copyright infringement, Europe’s highest court ruled this week, as long as the video was already publicly available.
A top EU official blasted Google and others for “playing false” over a court ruling that lets people delete material from the internet. The official also repeated the need for tougher fines for companies who breach data rules.
Google is still dealing with the fallout of a “right to be forgotten” law. The company has suggested it will leave a marker where search results used to be — but it’s unclear whether the law will allow Google to do so.
A new right to remove results from Google poses hard choices for Europe. It offers people a chance to forget and start over, but also recalls the continent’s early efforts to whitewash the past.
A “right to be forgotten” ruling has surprised lawyers and the tech industry, and alarmed the media. Here’s a Q&A to what it means, and a guide to further coverage.
In a major victory for privacy advocates, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the EU’s data retention policies for phone and internet companies are too broad.