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Orogogus wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 13:32:
This is exactly like China, or any other country. A company doing business in a foreign country usually has to abide by the laws of both. You tried to blame this situation on the US courts, which is absurd, and then on Google, which isn't much better. As far as I can tell, most US citizens think the EU law falls on the wrong side of censorship, and would not be behind Google if it abandoned our principles for yours. It's a bad place for Google, and I suppose if the EU pushes hard enough that they'll have to get out like they did with China. I just think it's weird that you're acting like the EU has nothing to do with this and it's everyone else's "fault."

US law does not apply in the EU

And German laws don't apply to German companies operating in China? I don't think this has been answered.

Laws always apply to a corporation where it does business. That it also has to follow laws of it's "home" country is obviously a problem for that company but as part of EU a company has to follow national law, EU law and the law of whatever country it does business. There are ways to do company structure to spread this out so that what happens in a country is only relevant to that countries laws ;p But that's why I say US courts fucked it up and why I said google fucked it up. Google could have created another company from scratch for Europe, licensed search algo to that company and have ZERO ties to the US... it choose to argue it's existing structure instead of adapting. The courts decided that google has to give European data to US agencies. Which is, by the way, illegal in the EU.. meaning Google can not follow this US court decision without facing the harshest of harshest legal counter the EU has (Splitting of a company in a US and EU company)

Frankly speaking, to the EU it is completely irrelevant what the US laws are for an US company ,) When the EU says google is not allowed to give the US the european data then that is a fact. It is unchanging. Google does it, google will be crushed.

And to be more frank. Google getting out of the EU? That's a good joke ;p The EU can split Google in 2 companies if it does not comply. Then we will have 2 google companies...

And btw, you should really google that US court decision. ;p
Even if it doesn't really have a lot to do with the right to be forgotten. Google has ignored EU calls for better protection of privacy and this law is the result. But the US courts made it so google CAN not do anything BUT ignore the EU laws for better privacy.

And so we come to the situation we have now.. it's a clusterfuck. And the only way this could be any worse is if Google were an Russian company. ;p

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