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Google to provide take-down mechanism for private info

Friday 30 May 2014 | 09:07 CET | News
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Google is introducing a mechanism that will allow users in Europe to ask the search engine to remove links that they think are outdated and damaging to their personal privacy. The move follows a ruling by the European Court of Justice recognising the 'right to be forgotten' on search engines if damaging information becomes outdated and does not serve any public interest. CEO Larry Page confirmed the plans in an interview with the Financial Times, saying the system would be similar to Google's existing mechanisms to take down material related to child pornography and copyright infringement.

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Companies: Google
Countries: Europe
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