France wants global right to be forgotten

French privacy watchdog and others believe right to be forgotten should be extended.

The right to be forgotten ruling means that Google is now delisting some search results at the request of individuals affected by the information. 

However Google is only removing the links in the geographic region in which the original complainant is based.  If search results have been removed in Europe, they will still be available elsewhere. 

Now the French Privacy watchdog CNIL is demanding that content/links are removed globally.  Other EU watchdogs agree with them, but France is the first country threaten Google with sanctions if the changes aren’t made.

Sources: endgadget; ITProPortal.