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Google has to hit delete as right to be forgotten turns to crime


To complicate matters, courts throughout Europe are likely to interpret the right to be forgotten in different ways. — TNS

To complicate matters, courts throughout Europe are likely to interpret the right to be forgotten in different ways. — TNS

Google’s effort to rein in the so-called right to be forgotten has taken a hit after UK and French judges said the reputation of businessmen tarnished by old news stories about improper conduct trumped the public’s need to know. 

Google was told by a London judge on Friday for the first time to remove links to older stories about a businessman’s criminal conviction from search results. The decision follows last month’s ruling by a French court about a former chief financial officer whose job prospects were hampered by stories about a fine for civil insider-trading violations. 

   

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