Why does Europe hate Google?
The French data protection regulator, the CNIL, seem to think that they own the internet outside of France.
They've told Google that the ridiculous right to be forgotten law should be rolled out world wide and if Google don't do it they will face the consequences of not doing so which will probably be a fine.
The +European Commission
and Europe in general seems to have a real big issue with American tech companies because nobody on France, Germany or Spain have bothered to come up with a search engine or mobile OS to compete.
The CNIL have responded with this:We have taken note of Google's arguments which are mostly of a political nature. The CNIL, on the other hand, has relied on a strictly legal reasoning
How on earth can the French claim that they have a legal right to tell Google what to do in another country?
Things will get so bad that mark my words that the European Union will roll out their own search engine just as the Chinese have and have complete control over the internet.
Google do point out that 97% of internet users in France use Google.fr and as much as the European Commission hates it they do so by choice. They could use another search engine if they wanted but they don't..