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What Is the Legal Status of Search Engines?

DATA PROTECTION—EU

January 14, 2013

One of the complex questions the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) must answer in 2013 relates to the legal status of search engines, Baker & McKenzie’s Yann Padova and Denise Lebeau-Marianna report for The Privacy Advisor. Using one case they describe as an example of a “burgeoning trend in Europe transforming regulations on data protection into an instrument used for removing information thought unfavorable or unsuitable by the data subjects, ” the authors examine the push-and-pull between the right to be forgotten and freedom of speech.
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