European Union Court: Google will be obligated to remove search results that hurt user
May 19, 2014 - News
European Court Rules Google Remove Hurtful Search ResultsThis week, the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which is responsible for rulings issued by the European Union, came to a ground-breaking and revolutionary conclusion: every person is entitled to request that Google remove search results concerning his/her name. The principle behind this decision is the basic right every person holds “to be forgotten” from collective history. It is important to note that this decision is only valid within the boundaries of the European Union, and cannot be enforced by European citizens residing in foreign countries. It remains to be seen how this will be managed. Here are some unanswered questions we’re left with: [custom_list]
- Will this apply only to results directly connected to the person filing the complaint, or will this also be broadened to include results that contain reference to the person’s family and property?
- Will all requests be approved automatically?
- What will the removal application process entail (forms, etc)?