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EU wants `right to be forgotten` ruling to be applied worldwide

The body representing the European Union's 28 national privacy regulators has said that it wants the regions' " right to be forgotten " ruling to be applied worldwide, a report said.



Washington: The body representing the European Union's 28 national privacy regulators has said that it wants the regions' " right to be forgotten " ruling to be applied worldwide, a report said.

The statement was made during a press conference on Wednesday, reported CNET.

The EU had decided in May that people could request the search engine to remove their names from search results in Europe, if the results were irrelevant or outdated.

Google has received more than 170,000 requests so far, asking to omit webpages, including news articles.

The ruling however, only applied to local versions of the site like, google.fr in France or google.de in Germany but not to Google.com.

The search engine giant has said that it excluded google.com because whenever European users typed that into a browser, they were directed to a special local version which applied the ruling.  

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