Italian Supreme Court admits possibility of global delisting/removal orders … at least under Italian law

· intermediaries,delisting,global orders,CNIL,Italy

What can be the territorial scope of an injunction requiring a search engine to delist certain search results?

This is a fundamental question when it comes to ensuring the effective protection of rights, including but not limited to IP rights, on the internet. It is also a question without an easy answer, given the conflicting rights and interests that come into consideration and require to be fairly balanced.

As IPKat readers who follow data protection/privacy issues will know, the territorial scope of delisting has given rise to more than an headache in the context of the truly European right to be forgotten, which the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) first recognized in its 2014 landmark decision in Costeja v Google Spain