Google recently won the court case over not applying ‘right to be forgotten’ rules globally. It defended the policy as a way to balance the right to personal privacy and the right to freedom of information.
European Court of Justice recently ruled in favour of Google over a €100,000 fine imposed by French regulators for refusing to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ requests worldwide.
Spokeo privacy lawsuit is a wakeup call for background checking service companies to pay more attention to what they pass off as individuals’ actual data.
To not only comply with privacy regulations but honor customer requests for their right to be forgotten in the required time, your data storage, indexing and discovery needs to be well organized and maintained.