Right to oblivion and indexing of non-EU websites: the position of Persona Data Protection Authoriy.

By | Monday January 29th, 2018

Google privacy saga concerning right to obivion continues with the measure of Italian Persona Data Protection Authority n. 557 dated December 21st, 2017 concerning the remova of certain Url from the list of European and non-European results of the widely-known search engine. It is very interesting the fact that the data subject is an Italian citizen resident outside Europe, asking for the de-indexing at global level and not limited to EU websites.

The Authority partially accepted the appeal, taking into consideration that in order to make effective the protection of a data subject resident outside EU it is necessary to extend the removal of Url also to non-EU versions of the search engine, and therefore imposing to the de-indexing both in Eu and non-EU versions, extending such activity also to Url already de-indexed in Google EU sites.

The case appears very similar  with “Google Spain” (C-131/12 EU CoJ) and “Google France” (still pendig before EU CoJ).

The ruling is available at http://www.gpdp.it/web/guest/home/docweb/-/docweb-display/docweb/7465315

BY Tommaso E. Romolotti & Laura Marretta

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Avv. Laura Marretta Dopo aver conseguito la Maturità Classica presso l’Istituto Marcelline di Milano e la Laurea in Giurisprudenza presso l’Univeristà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore diventa Avvocato del Foro di Milano ed è Partner dello Studio Legale Internazionale Romolotti Marretta dal 2006. Svolge la propria attività professionale con particolare riferimento ai settori della Privacy e Data Security, Tutela del Segreto Industriale, Diritto della Moda, Energy, e Sistemi di Organizzazione Aziendale (normative UNI CEI ed ISO) nonché in ambito di Certificazioni e Marcatura CE. Svolge il ruolo di Responsabile Privacy presso enti associativi di rilevanza nazionale nonché per conto di società del settore industriale e dei servizi. E’ relatrice presso corsi e convegni sul territorio nazionale, con specifico riferimento ai settori della privacy e della video security. Collabora in pubblicazioni nazionali ed internazionali (www.romolottimarretta.com/pubblicazioni.html) tra le quali numerose edizioni annuali di Doing Business edito dalla World Bank Maturità Classica at Istituto Marcelline of Milan, Graduated in Law at Univeristà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Attorney at Law of the Milan Bar, is a Partner of Romolotti Marretta International Law Firm since 2006. Her professional activity is focused on Privacy and Data Security, Trade Secret Protection, Fashion Law, Energy Law, Enterprise Organization (UNI CEI and ISO standards), Certification and CE mark. She is Privacy Officer in associations at national level and companies of the industrial and services areas. Speaker at seminars and conferences with specific reference to privacy and videosecurity law, she is a contributor in national and international publications, included several editions of Doing Business edited by World Bank (www.romolottimarretta.com/lang2/publications.html)

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