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Google under fire from regulators over response to EU privacy ruling

24
Jul
2014

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Googles handling of right to be forgotten requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continents privacy watchdogs on Thursday, after the search engine restricted the removal of Internet links to European sites only. European data protection authorities are meeting representatives of Google, Microsoft, which operates the Bing search engine, and Yahoo to discuss the implementation of the landmark ruling from Europes top court upholding peoples right to request that outdated links be removed from Internet search results. European Union privacy watchdogs have several concerns on the way the ruling, which has pitted privacy advocates against free speech defenders, is being implemented, particularly by Google, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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