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French court finds Google has editorial control over AdWords advertising

December 2011 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms) . Legal Developments by Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale.

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By Francesco e Federica De Santis

On November 14 2011 the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (TGI) ruled against Google France and Google Ireland, finding that their AdWords service allowed a company to use an individual’s name as a keyword to trigger links to an article and photographs that infringed the individual’s rights to private life. 


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