…what if it was a website of, of, “Shitty companies that cheat you”, and the French Company demanded to be “forgotten”, and so Google ordered a takedown of that data run by a guy in Chicago (where the data was hosted)? This stuff gets tricky. And I don’t see all the EU members risking so much for the sake of one or two members, in the long run.
A couple of points: Firstly, the right to be forgotten is considered a Human Right by the EU; it does not extend its protection to companies (unlike the US, in the EU, companies are not “people”). So company shenanigans = not possible.
Secondly, Google cannot order a take-down of anything. An injunction against Google regarding something like this, only requires Google to refrain from returning search results with this information. The website still exists - it just does not show up in search results anymore (within the EU).
Thirdly, the law applies differently to public figures and private persons. So information pertaining to public actions performed while CEO of Company X would not necessarily be covered by the Right to be Forgotten - at least not while the person remains CEO of that Company (once retired, the protection might begin to apply).
On the whole (new copyright laws notwithstanding), the EU is fundamentally on the side of protecting consumers. Generally, that is a good thing, because not a lot of other legislative entities in the world are…