The European Union’s top court (European Court of Justice) has ruled that Google only needs to remove links for its search results in Europe, not elsewhere. The background to this is that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires all websites operating in the EU to respond to a request to erase search listings for an individual if they ask for that erasure to take place. This is referred to as the right to be forgotten or the right to erasure.
The concern had been that the EU was trying to enforce this regulation beyond their borders. The court ruling removes that doubt. This decision provides clarification to us that if we are not dealing with the EU, then we don’t need to follow their rules.