Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Claire Davenport of Reuters reports that Google is facing an important challenge in the EU today:

Google will do battle with Spain’s data protection authority in Europe’s highest court on Tuesday in a landmark case with global implications which poses one of the thorniest questions of the Internet age: When is information really private? The issue before the European Court of Justice has been boiled down to this poser: If a person fails to pay social security contributions and their house is auctioned off as a result, do they have the right to ask Google to delete such damaging information from search results? Behind that lies complex arguments over freedom of information, the right to protect data, what it means to be a publisher and who ultimately polices the web.

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