The European Court of Justice held on May 13 that Google must remove or block search results revealing information about an individual under certain circumstances even if the information is true, and even if the information lawfully remains on the website where it was published. This expression of a “right to be forgotten” is an extraordinary ruling that threatens to subject search engines to countless demands from individuals to block search results about them. The ECJ also lay down a broad interpretation of the jurisdictional scope of the EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), holding that it applies to search engines based outside the EU as long as those engines have subsidiaries in the EU that participate in generating ad revenue for the parent companies. This ruling will affect far more than just search engines.