GMW and Boogle got tangled up this week over trademarks, kind of.
Google recently announced a “Patent Starter Program” that may prove a boon to emerging companies looking to kick-start development of patent portfolios.
Google Challenges Applicability of CNIL’s “right to Be Forgotten” Order to Domain Extensions Outside the EU
In a recent blog post, reflecting on Google’s ongoing dispute with France’s CNIL about the scope of the “right to be forgotten,” Peter Fleisher, Google’s Global Privacy Counsel, announced that Google will maintain its position that that company would not comply with the CNIL’s formal notice dated May 21, 2015 to implement individuals’ requests to exercise their “right to be forgotten” on the company’s sites worldwide.
While Google did in fact comply with the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) May 2014 order, which allowed individuals in Europe to request that a search engine ‘delist’ certain information about them from Internet links that harm their privacy.
Google is fighting a June 2015 order from the French CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) that ordered Google to “delist links not just from all European versions of Search but also from all versions globally.”
The internet’s sheer breadth often gives the impression that it transcends local legal jurisdictions.
Google, the United States and the EU ‘Right to Be Forgotten’: Strategies for Removing Harmful Google Search Results
In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals have the right to ask Google to remove certain search results about them.
The European Union’s right to be forgotten standard has been in place for a little over a year now. And if this new data is correct, then it may be doing its job just right.