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News Story
6/26/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Google started its forget-me-now program in Europe on Thursday, complying with an order handed down by the continent's highest court last month. Under that order, individuals can demand that Google remove links to information that they consider "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive." The news prompted at least...
News Story
5/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Google hasn’t said much in public about how it plans to deal with a European court ruling that says individuals have a “right to be forgotten.”  But reports from across the pond suggest the company is already gearing up for a flood of requests from people who don’t want certain information about themselves showing up...
News Release
5/13/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, -- Consumer Watchdog today praised the highest European court’s ruling that people have a “right to be forgotten” and can have online search results linking to outdated, irrelevant information removed. “This is a substantial victory for the right to privacy,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog...
News Story
5/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Google and other Internet companies may have to comply with requests to make links to certain personal data go away -- at least, in Europe. The idea seems to be that people have a right to let some things slip into oblivion, even if there was nothing illegal about their publication. "This ruling tips the balance a little bit back towards...