Canada judges can require Google to pull results globally, supreme court rules

Decision says country’s courts are able to operate ‘the way Google operates – globally’, but civil liberties advocates warn of censorship online

Canadian courts can force Google to remove results worldwide, the country’s top court has ruled, in decision criticised by civil liberties groups that argue such a move sets a precedent for censorship on the internet.

In its 7-2 decision, Canada’s supreme court found that a court in the country can grant an injunction preventing conduct anywhere in the world when it is necessary to ensure the injunction’s effectiveness.

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from Technology | The Guardian http://bit.ly/2tla64Q