A legal decision to remove per request individuals’ info from Google in Europe

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That means individuals can ask the search giant to remove links to newspaper articles or websites containing information about them. The ruling cannot be appealed and Google said it was disappointed by its content. The EU’s population is over 500 million and virtually every individual can complain and could initiate a request to have its information removed. As the European Court indicated, every complaint must be sent directly to the operator of the search engine. Called the “right to be forgotten”, this discussion was around the world for a while. The European decision was more rapid and radical, already based on a specific request from the part of a Spaniard addressed to Spain’s National Court to have removed from Google his personal information which is not more actual. Many in the U.S. have criticized the European decision as a disguised form of censorship.

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