Google loses UK landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Posted in: Legal & Security at 15/04/2018 00:12

A businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging repercussions.

The ruling was made by Mr Justice Warby in London on Friday. The judge rejected a similar claim brought by a second businessman who was jailed for a more serious offence.

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Google cases a battle between right to privacy and right to know
At the heart of the first high court ruling on the “right to be forgotten” principle in England and Wales is a battle between the right to privacy and the right to know.

The cases focus on two businessmen, convicted of offences more than a decade ago, whose criminal backgrounds are the subject of articles online.

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