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Europe’s top court backs ‘right to be forgotten’ in Google case

13
May
2014

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europes top court sided with privacy rights supporters on Tuesday, saying that world No. 1 search engine Google can be required to remove sensitive information from its Internet search results. The case underlines the battle between advocates of free expression and supporters of privacy rights, who say people should have the \right to be forgotten\ meaning that they should be able to remove their digital traces from the Internet. The ruling by the Luxembourg-based European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) came after a Spanish man complained to the Spanish data protection agency that an auction notice of his repossessed home on Googles search results infringed his privacy.

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