A British judge determined that Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Incorporated in the State of Delaware was required to remove search results that referenced a man’s criminal conviction from ten years ago. This ruling is the result of new regulations in the EU falling under the more digestible title of “The Right To Be Forgotten”.
Google’s lawyer Antony White argued in the first round of court dates that the right to be forgotten is “not a right to rewrite history or a right to tailor your past, but this is what the claimant would like to use it for.” They alleged that the man (who cannot be identified per a court order) is still operating a business and dealing with clients, and those clients have a right to access information about his old business practices.
After Google lost it’s case, requests have been entered to remove 2.4 million links from search results.
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