Europe’s Top Court: People Have Right to Be Forgotten on Internet


People can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results, Europe’s top court said on Tuesday.

The European Court of Justice is as high as courts get in the EU — bar a handful of issues where constitutionality may be involved (in which case things may get stalled for ages), its rulings supersede top national courts on topics wherever it’s competent. The big question now is whether US privacy advocates will manage to pressure Google into deploying the same type of functionality on the other side of the pond.