Argentina - New precedent on internet search engines On February 25, 2015, the Administrative Court of Appeals of the City of Buenos Aires (the “Court”) denied the request for an injunction to compel the Consumers Defense and Protection Agency of the City of Buenos Aires to adopt the necessary measures to ensure that internet search engines and service providers incorporate an internal protocol in order to protect the privacy of internet users. The Court considered that the City of Buenos Aires had no jurisdiction over the matter. The protocol requested was supposed to establish a procedure to allow users to request internet search engines and service providers to remove any material or content that could affect their privacy. Procedure of notice and takedown was intended to regulate the right to be forgotten, as it was recently done by the European Union. Nevertheless, the Court considered that the Argentine National Government has exclusive jurisdiction over the regulation of the telecommunications services, including internet services, given its global nature which prevents it from being limited to the jurisdiction of the City of Buenos Aires. Furthermore, the Court also determined that even if the City of Buenos Aires were to be competent, the legislative branch should have been the one regulating users’ rights through a law, and not a local Consumers Defense and Protection Agency. For more information, please contact Guillermo Cervio, Roberto Grane, Francisco Fernandez Rostello, Sofia Canavessi or Juan Francisco Thomas.