In a May 13 landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice held that data subjects in the European Union have the right to compel Google Inc. and other Internet search engines to remove search results linking to websites containing personal information about them.
Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report Senior Legal Editor Donald G. Aplin posed a series of questions to Patrick Van Eecke, partner and co chair of the Privacy and Data Protection practice at DLA Piper in Brussels. Van Eecke has consulted for the European Commission, and before joining DLA Piper, he, among other things, served as information technology and Internet adviser to the Belgian minister of justice. Van Eecke is also a professor in European IT law, teaching at the University of Antwerp. He provided his insights June 3.
Originally published in Privacy Law Watch, 107 [pra-bul], 6/4/14.
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Topics: Data Protection, ECJ, EU, EU Data Protection Laws, Google, Internet, Right to Be Forgotten, Search Engines
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