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Google's CNIL sanction should be annulled, French supreme court opinion says

By Arezki Yaïche and Matthew Newman
  • 13 Mar 2020 11:58
  • 13 Mar 2020 11:58

Google may be headed for a major court victory in France after a “right to be forgotten” decision faced another review in a French court today.

Alexandre Lallet, a magistrate at the French State Council, told judges during a hearing today that a sanction imposed on the US tech giant in 2016

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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