DLA Piper partner takes part in event to help Google following right-to-be-forgotten ruling

At the invitation of Google, DLA Piper partner Patrick Van Eecke took part in a panel last week aimed at helping the technology company decide which principles should be used when removing content in relation to the right-to-be-forgotten ruling.

In May 2014, the European Court of Justice ruled that people had the right to ask search engines to remove results for queries that included their name. Since then, Google has received tens of thousands of removal requests for all sorts of content and has tried to find a balance between an individual’s right to be forgotten and the public’s right to information.

Van Eecke was the first speaker at the Brussels event, which was held on 4 November.