If EU Data Protection Authorities have their way, the “right to be forgotten” will extend around the world, from the Garden State to the Wangshiyuan garden in Suzhou, China.  In recent letters to Microsoft, Qwant, and Yahoo! and earlier guidance on implementation of the European Court of Justice’s May 2014 ruling on the right to be forgotten, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party said that search engines are obligated under EU law to remove search results not just from websites on member states’ Internet domains (such as http://www.bing.com/?cc=fr), but also on global .com search sites.  This means that users worldwide would be prevented from seeing search results about someone if those results are deemed “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed” under the terms of the ECJ ruling.