Google scored a major win at Europe's top court over the "right to be forgotten."

The ruling, from the European Court of Justice, the top court in the European Union, said that the so-called right to be forgotten doesn't apply globally but rather is limited to the EU.

The court made the following statement:

The balance between right to privacy and protection of personal data, on the one hand, and the freedom of information of internet users, on the other, is likely to vary significantly around the world.

The company has received 845,000 requests under the "right to be forgotten" law over the last half-decade. The law says internet search providers have a responsibility to remove outdated information that is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant or excessive."

The victory for Alphabet's (GOOGL) - Get Report giant search engine comes after a four-year fight of an order from France's privacy regulator to apply the EU principle globally, according to The Wall Street Journal.

"It's good to see that the Court agreed with our arguments," said Peter Fleischer, Google's senior privacy counsel, telling the Journal the company has sought to "strike a sensible balance between people's rights of access to information and privacy."

Alphabet rose 0.38% to $1,239.38 in premarket trading. 

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