Google previously clashed with the EU over the so-called “right to be forgotten.”
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The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the breakup of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the U.S. Internet giant. In a direct challenge to Google, MEPs assembled in Strasbourg approved a resolution calling on the EU to consider ordering search engines to separate their commercial services from their businesses.The European Parliament has no power to launch the breakup of Google, but the move, introduced by two senior lawmakers, is further indication that the mood in Europe toward the company has soured.The EU's top court ruled last year that people had a right to ask search engines to delete results involving them after a period of time.
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