Postscript 30 September 2013: see here for the CNIL press release stating that Google has failed to comply and shall be served an official enforcement notice.
I reported earlier on the referral to the ECJ of questions surrounding jurisdiction under the data protection Directive: the AG’s Opinion in that case, C-131/17 is due tomorrow (25 June). Last week, the French data protection authority (‘CNIL’) ordered Google to comply with the French Data Protection Act, within three months. That in itself of course is testimony to the French determination in their own national procedure. However the agency’s action is unusual in that it announces co-ordinated action between a wide variety of European data protection agencies. CNIL notes
‘The Data Protection Authorities from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom carry on their investigations under their respective national procedures and as part of an international administrative cooperation.
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