French data-privacy agency tells Google to make 'right to be forgotten' global

The CNIL told Google it must apply right to be removed from search engine listings to 'all domain names' and not only those aimed at Europe.

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France’s data-protection regulator ordered Google to expand Europe’s new right to be forgotten to the search engine’s websites world-wide, escalating a fight over the territorial scope of the divisive new rule amid a broader battle between US tech firms and European authorities, reports The Wall Street Journal.