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EU court adviser takes Google's side in "right to be forgotten" case

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The European Court of Justice's advocate general said Thursday that Google should not be required to remove links under the EU's "right to be forgotten" policy in searches outside of the bloc. A French regulator has been pushing the search giant to remove links to EU citizens in results on its U.S. domain.

Why it matters: The opinion from the court adviser, which is different from an official ruling on the matter, is a boon to Google's effort not to expand one of Europe's most sweeping internet rules to searches in other jurisdictions.