Google doesn’t have to be forgotten outside Europe

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The European Court of Justice has ruled that Google does not need to implement the “right to be forgotten” on the internet outside Europe.

The Luxembourg verdict was published on Tuesday morning.

“The right to be forgotten” means people can ask the online giant to delete personal information. It is part of the EU’s GDPR privacy regulation, which came into force last year.

Although ordinary people may demand that information be deleted, the scheme does not mean, for example, that politicians may demand that statements they have made in the past be removed.

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