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European Policy, Free Expression

Joint Intervention Brief to the French High Court on Global Implementation of the Right to be Forgotten (French)

CDT joined in filing an intervention with the French High Court today, arguing that the CNIL’s (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés) order for Google to apply delisting of search results globally under the EU’s “Right to be Forgotten” is a dangerous move that imperils freedom of expression and access to information online. The French government does not have the jurisdiction to limit access by people outside of France to information lawfully published outside of France, and to do so sets the wrong example for governments around the world that attempt to apply their national laws and limitations on access to information to the global internet.

Brief is written in French. To learn more, see our blog on the issue.