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Google Braces for Landmark Global Privacy Ruling

  • EU court may clarify scope of right after key 2014 decision
  • Judges may draw a line between privacy and freedom of speech
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Google is bracing for another landmark privacy decision at the European Union’s top court, five years after a “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling forced it to delete links to personal information on request.

The EU Court of Justice will rule Tuesday on the U.S. giant’s follow-up fight with a French data-protection regulator over whether the right should apply globally and where to draw the line between privacy and freedom of speech.