French regulator rejects Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” appeal

French privacy regulator, CNIL, has rejected Google’s informal appeal against its ruling (as reported previously) that individuals’ right to have posts removed extends to Google’s websites worldwide, including (and not just Google’s European websites such as or  In doing so CNIL stressed that, contrary to suggestions by Google, this would not amount to applying French law extraterritorially.  Instead, CNIL characterised the decision simply as “[requesting] full observance of European legislation by non European players offering their services in Europe”.

Link (CNIL): CNIL Decision