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Costanza Manavello

qualified as a lawyer in 2003 and has been an associate at the Law Firm Jacobacci & Associati since 2009, based at the Rome office. She has an extensive background in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters. She holds two masters degrees in IP law, a Masters in Industrial Property Management from the Politecnico in Milan and an LL.M. from King’s College, London. She regular lectures in IP courses and produces articles and publications on IP-related matters.

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Recent Articles by Costanza Manavello

The Global Implications of the CJEU’s Ruling in Google ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Case

On September 24, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its decision in case C-507/17, Google v. CNIL regarding the territorial scope of the “right to be forgotten”. Google Inc. had filed an appeal with the French Council of State (FCS), the Highest Administrative Court in France, requesting the annulment of a decision by the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), which imposed a penalty of EUR 100,000 (approximately USD 110,300) on Google. The case arises from a request to Google by a natural person for deletion of certain links from the list of results displayed following a search of his name (“request for de-referencing”). In response, Google refused to remove certain content from all versions of the domain name of its search engine (i.e., worldwide), leading to the penalty imposed by the CNIL. The FCS then made a request for preliminary reference to the CJEU for guidance on the interpretation of the “right of de-referencing”, popularly known as the “right to be forgotten”.