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3/24/2016, 7:12 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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France fines Google 100,000 euros over ‘right-to-be-forgotten’

France’s data privacy law commission, CNIL, fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google €100,000 after it only deleted “right-to-be-forgotten” information from its European domains, but not international ones.

CNIL asked Google to remove personal information of certain individuals from its search engine. Google did do so in the Google.fr domain, but not on Google.com.

The agency issued a statement on Thursday, saying, the right for people to have these links removed "must be carried out on all of the data processing and thus on all search engine’s domains."

However, Google will appeal the ruling since the company believes CNIL has no authority over internet access outside of France.

According to the “right-to-be-forgotten” which was put in place by the EU Court of Justice in May 2014, individuals may ask for links to be removed from search engines if the information they provide is irrelevant or not up-to-date.

On Thursday, Alphabet Inc. class A common stock dropped 0.85% at 6:58 p.m. CET. Meanwhile, Google Inc. was 0.77% in the red at 7:11 p.m. CET.

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