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Google Inc. (GOOG) Faces Spain in EU Justice Court

The case began when a Spanish man conducted a Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) search of his name and found a newspaper story from years earlier that reported about his house being auctioned. He sued in Spanish court, and the court side with the individual, directing Google to remove the result from its search. Google challenged the decision and it went to the ECJ last spring.

Supporters of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) say that considering Google a “controller” instead of a “host,” making Google remove such information can lead to many requests for deletion of information for any number of reasons – which may not all be legitimate privacy concerns. This case may define the reach of a current EU draft law that is being debated. The law would establish a citizen’s “right to be forgotten,” or to have personal iformation deleted, especially from the internet.

What od you think? While this case can define privacy across the entire EU, do you think this can have some precedent in the U.S. because of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) being an U.S.-based multinational company? Give us your thoughts about privacy and personal information in the comments section below.

DISCLOSURE: I own no positions in any stock mentioned.

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