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Dutch court says no right to be forgotten for criminals

Tuesday 23 September 2014 | 10:44 CET | News
Google is not required to delete links to information about an individual's criminal prosecution, according to a ruling by a court in Amsterdam. A man had sought an injunction forcing Google to delete from the search engine's results links with information about his prosecution in 2012. However, the court found that the 'right to be forgotten', as established in an EU court ruling earlier this year, did not apply in such a case, as the information remains relevant to the public. The man also did not prove that the online information was unnecessarily defamatory or unusual. The court said the

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