Los usuarios podrán pedir a Google que retire enlaces que vulneren su privacidad

¿Ha puesto alguna vez su nombre en Google y no le ha gustado lo que ha visto? Enlaces a documentos oficiales sobre embargos, sentencias judiciales, multas, noticias de periódicos del pasado… Pues igual le interesa saber que el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TJUE) ha dictaminado hoy que, si esa información vulnera su privacidad, el buscador estará obligado a eliminar esos enlaces, a no ser que prevalezca el interés público. Así lo asegura la sentencia del TJUE sobre lo que se conoce como el caso sobre el “Derecho al Olvido” en Internet.

 

“Cuando, a raíz de una búsqueda efectuada a partir del nombre de una persona, la lista de resultados ofrece enlaces a páginas web que contienen información sobre esa persona, ésta puede dirigirse directamente al gestor del motor de búsqueda […] para conseguir que se eliminen esos enlaces de la lista de resultados, bajo determinadas condiciones”, asegura el TJUE en un comunicado.

Google fundamentaba su defensa en que no tiene obligación de eliminar información legítima y legal que se haya hecho pública, ya que equivaldría a ejercer un tipo de “censura”. Además, añade que no es responsable del tratamiento de los datos que se publican en las páginas web que procesa.

Pero la sentencia de hoy desecha esos argumentos. “El gestor de un motor de búsqueda en Internet es responsable del tratamiento que aplique a los datos de carácter personal que aparecen en las páginas web publicadas por terceros”, detalla la institución europea.

 

OPINIÓN PERSONAL

No estoy de acuerdo del todo con esta noticia, y doy gracias de que  Internet y Google nacieron en USA y no en Europa. Porque sino, de ningún modo podríamos utilizar la red, con nuestra maraña de legislaciones un tanto absurdas.

Ya que en mi opinión se le tendría que explicar  a los jueces que Google no tiene información, sino que la indexa de forma automática.

Por lo tanto si se elimina la información, esto provoca que automáticamente deja de estar indexada en Google en unos días…

Finalmente en mi opinión y usando el sentido común creo que si hay algún dato publicado ilegal o fraudulentamente, el responsable es el publicador, y no el robot que va rastreando la red para que los usuarios podamos encontrar las cosas. 

 

 

Acceda a la sentencia completa: http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=152065&pageIndex=0&doclang=ES&mode=lst&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=258262

Fuente: Expansion

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France fines Google $204,000 over privacy policy

The French digital privacy watchdog is fining Google 150,000 euros ($204,000) for breaking rules on ensuring data privacy.

The CNIL agency said on Wednesday that Google’s new privacy policy — which applies to all of its services from e-mail to calendars — isn’t specific enough about how and why it collects data from users and doesn’t define how long it keeps such data, among other problems. EU authorities also have said the new privacy policy doesn’t follow their rules.

Google has contended that its new policy is simpler and complies with European law.

Since the company did not change its policy as requested, the CNIL said it is fining Google. The agency also asked the search giant to post a statement about the decision on its French home page, google.fr.

In a response, Google said that throughout the process with the CNIL it has made clear its privacy policy “and how it allows us to create simpler, more effective services.”

The statement did not say whether it intends to quickly pay up. “We’ll be reading their report closely to determine next steps,” Google said.

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I think their final propose is to control our lives..

Source: The Washington Post

Google expected to finally pay £24million tax in Britain following outrage over offshore dealings

The internet giant sparked anger and questions in Parliament after its complex tax avoidance arrangements were made public.

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Google is expected to finally pay a British tax bill amounting to £24million, it was revealed today.

Tax officials from HMRC carried out an extensive review of Google’s complex offshore dealings following outrage last year.

The internet giant sparked controversy after its tax structure was revealed to span five separate countries including Bermuda.

In particular, tax experts looked at the way US shares were given to UK staff but billed to the company’s arm based in Ireland to offset previous liabilities.

A whistleblower last year broke cover to disclose how Google used a series of questionable tax practises which he described as “immoral”.

The clampdown could now hit other big companies who have used similar practises in recent years.

Both Apple and Facebook also have their European headquarters based in Ireland.

Now Google is bracing itself for a tax demand of over £24m relating to “share based compensation” paid out to its staff based in the UK.

Each year, 2,000 members of the company’s staff based in London are given share incentives by their US parent company.

In their accounts for the year relating to 2012 Google admitted: “This is a matter the company is discussing with HMRC in an ongoing review initiated in 2010.

“The company has made a provision of £24m for potential corporation tax for the years under review(2005-11).”

A source said they expected that amount to be paid at some stage in the coming months.

A spokesman for HMRC said: “We don’t discuss the affairs of individual companies but ensure that multi-nationals pay the tax due in accordance with UK tax law.”

Fuente: Mirror ( Londres)