Developing Search Engine Law: It Is Not just about the Right to Be Forgotten

Sancho, D. 2015. Developing Search Engine Law: It Is Not just about the Right to Be Forgotten. Legal Issues of Economic Integration. 42 (4), pp. 357-382.

TitleDeveloping Search Engine Law: It Is Not just about the Right to Be Forgotten
TypeJournal article
AuthorsSancho, D.
Abstract

The conflicting interests in the search engine context raise specific legal questions regarding the protection of personality rights on the Internet, as evidenced by the CJEU in Google Spain.This decision confirms the Court’s reliance on the data protection mechanisms and legal structures to guarantee a complete and effective protection of data subjects in the European Union. The clear endorsement of the European data protection’s long-arm policy and, particularly, the strict classification of search engines as controllers of third party data, has not satisfied the expectations of those who advocate for a debate about whether data protection legal structures alone can frame the legal issues raised by third party data processing carried out by search engines.

KeywordsGoogle Spain
Data Protection Law
Territorial reach
Search Engine Law
JournalLegal Issues of Economic Integration
Journal citation42 (4), pp. 357-382
ISSN1566-6573
Year2015
PublisherKluwer Law International
Web address (URL)https://kluwerlawonline.com/journalarticle/Legal+Issues+of+Economic+Integration/42.4/LEIE2015022
Publication dates
Published2015

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