Google is currently contesting 200 cases before the Spanish courts.
Today the Court of Justice of the European Union will consider a request from Spain’s National Court for an interpretation of European law on online data protection. It is to consider a legal case involving Google and a Spanish citizen who filed a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).
Mario Costeja, filed a complaint with the (AEPD) against Google and the newspaper La Vanguardia on March 9 2012 after discovering that a Google search for his name produced results referring to the auction of real estate property seized from him for non-payment of social security contributions.
The AEPD rejected Costeja’s complaint against the newspaper but upheld his complaint against Google, ordering the search engine to eliminate about 100 links from all future searches for Costeja’s name. Google refused to accept the ruling and filed an appeal, which will be considered today.