EU Expert Favors Google in Dispute with Spain

In a victory for Google, the European Union’s highest court received a recommendation to strike down a Spanish regulator’s demand that the search engine grant citizens a broad digital “right to be forgotten,” including the ability to delete arrest records and other negative publicity from Google’s online search results. An expert opinion requested by the European Court of Justice, which is based in Luxembourg, recommended that Google not be required to expunge all links to a 15-year-old legal notice published in a Barcelona newspaper documenting a Spanish man’s failure to pay back taxes.