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Court rejects Google motion to expand scope of deindexing case

Media | 04/17/2019 6:31 pm EDT

A chief Federal Court clerk has rejected Alphabet Inc.’s request to expand to constitutional questions the scope of a legal reference that seeks to determine whether Canada’s private sector privacy law applies to its search engine. In a decision on Tuesday, court prothonotary Mireille Tabib said neither the court nor a party to a reference question -- Google in this case -- has the authority to “approve, rephrase or expand the scope” of the reference, which was made by the office of the privacy commissioner (OPC) to get a judicial opinion on whether it could order the search engine...