From Notice-and-Takedown to Notice-and-Delist: Implementing Google Spain

14 Colo. Tech. L.J. 14(2), 2016, 219-258

CiTiP Working Paper 24/2015

81 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2015 Last revised: 10 May 2017

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Aleksandra Kuczerawy

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Jef Ausloos

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: October 5, 2015

Abstract

The Google Spain Ruling caught many by surprise. The Court of Justice of the EU unambiguously established search engines are subject to EU data protection law and need to consider requests to delist results for specific name-searches. How exactly the right should work in practice was left unanswered by the Court. Ever since, the road towards implementation has been a bumpy one. This working paper takes a step back, and looks at what can be learned from the already existing notice-and-takedown framework (both in the EU and the US). As an Annex, this working paper includes a comprehensive taxonomy of criteria to be taken into account when assessing individual delisting requests.

Keywords: Right to be Forgotten, European Union, EU, Privacy, Search Engines, Notice-and-takedown, DMCA, intermediary liability

Suggested Citation

Kuczerawy, Aleksandra and Ausloos, Jef, From Notice-and-Takedown to Notice-and-Delist: Implementing Google Spain (October 5, 2015). 14 Colo. Tech. L.J. 14(2), 2016, 219-258; CiTiP Working Paper 24/2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669471

Aleksandra Kuczerawy (Contact Author)

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven
Belgium

Jef Ausloos

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Roeterseilandcampus, Building A, 5th floor
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1018 WV
Netherlands

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