The European Court of Justice is currently hearing a case brought by the French to extend the "right to be forgotten" rules worldwide.
Lots of push back by Google and others as expected - how can Europe impose its laws on other jurisdictions? What if China, Russia et al use the same law to suppress links to critical websites? What if public figures hide behind privacy laws to remove their crimes / political views etc.
It will be just our luck that the ECJ improves the situation for those of us committed to rehabilitation and then the UK leaves the EU and ignores the judgements ...
BBC News - Google Case