On March 24, France’s data protection authority, the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés), announced its decision to fine Google €100,000 for failing to comply with its order last year to implement the “right to be forgotten” on all its domains worldwide rather than only on EU domains (such as google.fr).  As we have previously reported, the European Court of Justice ruled in May 2014 that an individual has the right to ask search engines to delist search results found by using their name.  The CNIL’s rulings, now backed by a fine, expand the effects of the “right to be forgotten” far beyond the European Union, effectively allowing European courts to determine what people around the globe are permitted to see (or at least easily find, using a search engine).