EU court adviser: Google shouldn't have to remove legally posted material
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 3:14 PM
Google Inc. can't be forced to remove material from its search engine that was legally posted on other websites, an adviser to the European Union's top court said today, Bloomberg reported. Advocate General Niilo Jaeaeskinen of the EU Court of Justice said that Google can't be considered "the controller" of personal data from other websites. The opinion is non-binding. Google faces privacy investigations around the world as it adds services and steps up competition with Facebook Inc. for users and advertisers. The company created a uniform set of privacy policies last year for more than 60 products, drawing questions from regulators and consumer advocates as to whether it was properly protecting data.