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Europe's Top Court To Hear Google Case

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 1, 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will consider the Spanish Data Protection Authority's demands for Google to remove from search results the links to Web sites that contain certain information about citizens. The ECJ will "offer guidance on whether Spain's demands comply with European law," The Guardian reports. A Google official said the company is pleased that Europe's top court will review the issue. "It shows that key issues are at stake," said Google's head of European external relations. "We believe that European law rightly holds the publisher of material responsible for its content."
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