German court lashes out at Google over the 'right to be forgotten'

Tech 17-6-2017 Mashable 36
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A German court doesn't believe Google knows what it means to be "forgotten."

The Higher Regional Court of Munich recently yelled at Google via legal injunction, The Next Web reports, telling the company it's not doing enough to comply with the European Union's "right to be forgotten."

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That right — which dates back several years — allows E.U. citizens to request that search engines remove certain links containing personal information that is "inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant, or excessive." 

Google has done this by removing requested links and replacing them with text that reads, “As a reaction to a legal request that was sent to Google, we have removed one search result. You can find further information at LumenDatabase.org.” Read more...

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