Alessandro Mantelero, Finding a solution to the Google’s dilemma on the “right to be forgotten”, after the “political” ECJ decision

The author discusses the worldwide access via search engines to online information and assesses the long-term effects of the Costeja case, C-131/12 and its “right to be forgotten”:

In the light of the above, the future EU regulation should consider the peculiar nature of search engines as data controllers. It should introduce an ad hoc legal provision, which excludes the direct enforcement of the right to erasure carried out by data controllers and requires a complaint direct to a court or data protection authority (DPA). This avoids that search engines play the (improper) role of judges in these cases”.

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