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Google does not have to delete sensitive information, says European court

Juliette Garside
London Guardian [1]
June 25, 2013

Google is not obliged to delete personal information from its search results, even when that information damages an individual’s reputation, an adviser to the European court of justice has decided.

In a long-running case about the “right to be forgotten” by search engines, judges have been asked to rule on whether Google should be treated under law as a publisher of information or simply a host.

The case is based on a complaint by Mario Costeja, a Spaniard who made a Google search of his name and found a newspaper announcement from 15 years earlier saying a property he owned was up for auction because of non-payment of social security contributions.

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