Google, the Right to be Forgotten and Data Sharing

American lawyers sometimes forget that European and American law on data protection and privacy are not the same. Google found out the hard way in a recent ECJ judgment where the European high court found that people have a right to have certain links about them removed. Google is developing a system to comply, but there is a lot of discussion about this right.  But at the end of the day, do you own your data? As cloud based services develop, data sharing can get a bit tricky. And lawyers will need to offer advice that balances business needs and privacy rights — on a global basis.

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