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EU Court upholds right to be forgotten in Google search

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The EU Court of Justice has upheld the right of individuals to request Google remove personal information about them from its search results. The court found that the EU's privacy directive entails the right to be 'forgotten' if personal information becomes "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed and in the light of the time that has elapsed". Only an overriding public interest could justify leaving the information online. The case was brought by a Spanish man that sought the removal of an article published in a

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Companies: Google
Countries: Europe
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