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Sunday, January 21, 2018, 8:06 a.m.

Europe's privacy ruling may be costly

The recent bombshell decision from the European Court of Justice pronouncing a "right to be forgotten" on the Internet was couched as a principled stand for digital privacy. Looking closer, however, one could see a double standard at work: The enormously expensive effects of the decision fall squarely on the shoulders of search engines based mostly in the United States, while the European players left the courtroom free of obligation.

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