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European Court Limits Right-to-Be-Forgotten Delisting to EU Domains. For Now…

CDT and the organisations we filed our intervention with were pleased with the outcome of the EU RTBF case, in that the ruling confirmed that compliance with EU legislation does not require global delisting. However, the ruling also stated that while global delisting is not mandated by law, it is also not excluded. The last word has not been spoken on this important matter.

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EU Tech Policy Brief: July 2019 Recap

This is the July 2019 recap issue of CDT’s monthly EU Tech Policy Brief. It highlights some of the most pressing technology and internet policy issues under debate in Europe, the U.S., and internationally, and gives CDT’s perspective on them.

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Advocate General Opinion in Austrian Defamation Case Raises Troubling Prospects for Access to Information

Courts across Europe are grappling with difficult issues concerning content posted online. A recent opinion from the Advocate-General of the CJEU raises troubling prospects for free expression and access to information online. The AG opinion is not a final ruling, but the Court often follows the direction set by the AG. In this instance, the court should think twice.

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EU Tech Policy Brief: June 2019 Recap

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Privacy Professionals Reflect on the GDPR One Year Later

It has been approximately one year since the European General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, and privacy professionals around the world continue to grapple with its impact. Recently, the CDT Europe team had the opportunity to participate in two events geared towards privacy professionals that looked at what has been accomplished under GDPR and what gaps still exist.

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