EU Executive Arm Argues Against Expanding 'Right to Be Forgotten'

The European Union’s executive arm joined Google and a group of free-speech advocates to oppose expanding the bloc’s “right to be forgotten” beyond European borders. In arguments before the EU’s top court, the executive arm as well as countries including Ireland and Greece argued that a global application of the EU right would stretch the EU’s privacy laws beyond their intended scope — echoing at least some of Google’s arguments.