Google v. CNIL (CJEU)

November 30, 2017

The Reporters Committee, on behalf of a coalition of 24 media organizations, filed a Statement in the Court of Justice of the European Union, which is considering a request for a preliminary ruling lodged by the French high court in Google v. CNIL.  The referred case concerns Google's challenge to an order issued by the French data protection authority requiring Google to delist certain articles from its search results on Google domains worldwide.  The coalition argued that Google should not be required to delist search results globally, and that global application of the "right to be forgotten" is incompatible with fundamental rights and freedoms and international law. The coalition brief was written with attorneys from WilmerHale. The coalition's brief is also available in the as-filed French version.