Google Not Liable For Search Results, EU Adviser Says

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Although the European Union's privacy rules apply to Google Inc. and other U.S.-based entities, the company is not required by these laws to remove sensitive content legally posted on another website from its search engine index, a top legal adviser to the bloc's highest court said Tuesday.

In a nonbinding opinion, EU Court of Justice Advocate General Niilo Jaaskinen backed Google's position that the Spanish data protection authority could not force it to permanently delete search results linking to content lawfully published by another site because...
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