It appears that the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” notion is spreading across the horizon like the Northern Lights.  Norway’s Data Protection Authority reportedly upheld an athlete’s claim that Google wrongfully denied his request to remove search results about unproven doping allegations against him.  The DPA found that Google’s refusal to remove the search results did not serve the public interest and violated the athlete’s privacy.  Norway’s policy aligns with the European Court of Justice’s “right to be forgotten” ruling in May, which held that EU citizens can compel Google and other search engines to remove some search results linking to websites with personal information about them.  Although Norway is not an EU member, Google has reportedly received approximately 1,700 search result removal requests from Norwegian residents.