Germany tells Google to tidy up auto-complete

A German federal court has told Google to clean up the auto-complete results its search engine suggests.The court said Google must ensure terms generated by auto-complete are not offensive or defamatory.The court case was started by an unnamed German businessman who found that Google.de linked him with “scientology” and “fraud”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22529357Also see:German court says Google must act if autocomplete makes defamatory suggestions [AP]
Google Inc. must respect requests to remove autocomplete entries from its search bar in Germany if they are defamatory, a German court ruled Tuesday.The Federal Court of Justice upheld a complaint from an unidentified company selling nutritional supplements and its founder, identified only as “R.S.” The plaintiffs claimed that when their names were entered on Google’s German-language website, it suggested links to Scientology and fraud.
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/german-court-says-google-must-act-if-autocomplete-makes-defamatory-suggestions/2013/05/14/ba33416c-bc78-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html

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