Jun 292017
 
 June 29, 2017  Court

This case isn’t about privacy, but as I read this report, I started thinking about implications for “Right to be Forgotten.”

Canada’s supreme court has ruled that the country’s courts can order Google to remove search results all over the world after a long-running case between Vancouver-based tech company Equustek and distributor Datalink Technologies. In 2012, Equustek asked Google to remove Datalink search results after the distributor was accused of relabelling one of its products and selling it as its own online. Google proceeded to remove web pages associated with Datalink on the Canadian version of its search engine but the supreme court of British Columbia subsequently ordered the company to expand the de-indexing order worldwide.

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  2 Responses to “Canada court says Google must change global search results”

  1. “This case isn’t about privacy, but as I read this report, I started thinking about implications for “Right to be Forgotten.””

    Yup. Same. Exact same.

  2. Just an FYI.

    Some are calling it a win for the music industry (ie. youtube music world-wide blocks of music), others are calling it a win to “Block Pirate” sites. See:

    http://copyright.nova.edu/canada-google/?utm_content=bufferd7bfa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Different people different takes to it, it seems. Will be interesting to see how this develops.

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