Google is looking towards the European Union (EU) once again as the EU regulators wants the tech giant to expand its “right to be forgotten” searches to a global standpoint. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google.com was asked to be on the list affected by this controversial “right”.
In an early court ruling this year, the right to be forgotten was enforced and basically, orders Google to remove any search results of people in Europe. The results that are removed are those that are irrelevant, outdated, or inaccurate. Google has been following orders and removing links all across Europe but EU wants more. It is seeking to make the tech tycoon extend the removals to all and any of its domains so there’s no way the block can be circumvented.
Google has not commented on any of this desires and it most probably would not like to honour the requests, if possible. Google has been quite public in showing its dislike for the ruling that results in information being hidden and searches hence, become less useful to any consumer. With this latest update, it’s definitely going to prolong the dispute between EU and Google. We’ll keep you updated on any other developments in this story.